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Hurricane season: CalcaShout emergency alert system

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 11:33 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - As we head into hurricane season, it’s important to understand the resources available to be notified of emergencies.

That’s why the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is providing a program called CalcaShout. It’s a free service that pushes the latest emergency information to the phone of the subscriber.

These alerts can be anything from severe weather to fires, floods and road closures.

Communications and media director for the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Tom Hoefer says there are plenty of options available to take advantage of this resource.

“You can get it three different ways: voice phone, text or by email. You can sign up for all three or just one of them, whichever you prefer, and some people aren’t very tech-savvy, so they can get that phone call,” Hoefer said. “If someone you know isn’t that tech-savvy, you can help them sign up and have the messages sent directly to their home telephone.”

You can sign up for CalcaShout alerts by clicking here.

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