Reopenings and closures in SWLA

Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 5:41 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 11:15 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Closures and cancellations due to the threat of flash flooding from Tropical Storm Nicholas.


The following schools will be open Wednesday, Sept. 15:

  • Allen Parish schools.
  • Beauregard Parish schools.
  • Calcasieu Parish schools.
  • Cameron Parish schools.
  • Lake Charles Charter schools
  • Vernon Parish schools.
  • Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School
  • McNeese
  • St. Louis will hold virtual classes Wednesday.
  • Our Lady in Jennings open Wednesday.


  • The following CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana departments and facilities are currently closed:
    • Admitting at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area and CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick- Patients needing assistance with admitting/registration should enter through the ER.
    • James W. Gardner Breast Center at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area
    • CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Wound Care
    • CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Kids’ TeamA
    • Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinic postponed Tuesday and Wednesday
    • Ochsner CHRISTUS COVID Vaccine Clinic
  • West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital closing some clinics and outpatient services at noon Tuesday. (Patients will be contacted about rescheduling.
    • All Rural Health Clinics (Hackberry, Johnson Bayou & Vinton)
    • Calcasieu Family Physicians (Family Medicine & Pulmonary)
    • Community Health Center of WCCH
    • Dynamic Dimensions Fitness Centers (Moss Bluff & Sulphur)
    • ENT Associates of WCCH
    • OBG-1 of WCCH
    • Physical Medicine/Therapeutic Riding Center
    • Westlake Diagnostic Center of WCCH


  • All City of Lake Charles administrative offices and services to open Wednesday.
  • Lake Charles City Hall will resume services
  • City of Lake Charles trash and garbage: Wednesday will include Tuesday’s route; Thursday and Friday will run as normal.
  • Calcasieu Parish School Board meeting moved from Tuesday to Thursday.
  • All Calcasieu Parish Police Jury offices and services will be open Wednesday.
  • Calcasieu (Waste Management) trash and garbage services WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED.
  • Lake Charles City Court will be closed Tuesday.
  • COVID-19 testing sites in Region 5 closed Tuesday and Wednesday: Calcasieu Parish Health Unit; Beauregard Parish Health Unit; Jeff Davis Parish Health Unit; Lake Charles Memorial Hospital COVID19 Testing site; McNeese State University COVID19 Testing and Vaccine Site
  • FEMA Recovery Service Center at the Civic Center closed with plans to reopen on Thursday.
  • State offices in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon parishes closed Wednesday.

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