Calcasieu offers transportation to those still wishing to evacuate

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Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 4:40 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - With Calcasieu Parish still under a mandatory evacuation, officials are providing transportation to residents wishing to leave.

Residents wanting to evacuate can call 911. Transportation will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The service will continue for the next seven days and may be extended.

They will be transported out of Calcasieu at Chennault International Aiport, where a 24-hour comfort station will be set up beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The comfort station will provide air conditioning, water and food for those who arrive outside of operational hours.

Earlier this week, Beauregard Parish announced a similar operation for residents wishing to leave Beauregard.

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