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FLOOD 2016

Resources for Flood Victims

Community Volunteer & Donation Needs

Donate to The Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. Monies from the fund will only be granted to organizations aiding in flooding relief efforts in North Louisiana. No grant will be given to individuals. 

FEMA Declaration for March 2016 Flood:  Local FEMA Information Click here! FEMA  has deployed Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSAT) to support residents with recovery efforts in the field.

Individuals that have suffered water damage may register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or visiting the website                                                                                                               or visiting a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) and speaking to a DSA Team member.

Flooding in your Home or Business! Caddo residents with flooding INSIDE their homes should make an immediate report to Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 675-2255 or For Bossier Parish flooding INSIDE the home, call  (318) 425-5351. 

TIPS for cleaning up after a flood to reduce further damage 

Military FamiliesFor those military families in neighborhoods being evacuated, emergency shelter is currently available 24/7 at the BAFB Fitness Center. Base entry will be through the West Gate on Barksdale Blvd. Please do not attempt entry through East or North Gates due to road closures.Evacuees, please notify the FSS Emergency Shelter at 456-4135, as well as your unit leadership if you intend to relocate to the base.

Emergency Information

For local Emergency Issues. Update May 2, 2016In Bossier Parish, sandbags are available at the Bossier Parish Police Jury Highway Department Maintenance Complex, 410 Mayfield St. in Benton from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at Bossier City Public Service Complex, 3223 Old Shed Rd. 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A self-service location for sandbags has been set up at the Haughton Fire Department station at 224 W. McKinley Ave and at Tooke Memorial Library, 451 Fairview Point Road in Elm Grove.                                                                              Caddo Parish Sandbags: The city of Shreveport has sandbags at 3825 Mansfield Road. Each resident will be given up to 25 sandbags at no charge.Caddo Parish Public Works facility, 1701 Monty Street, has sandbags between 7 a.m and 3 p.m Monday-Friday.

Emergency Alert apps are available for free download on your smartphone! 

Free Legal Assistance Hotline for Flood Victims 1-800-310-7029

Road Closures-find them at

Pet Evacuations BCAC is open 24 hours to assist with pet evacuations. If you & your pets are being evacuated by boat & you need housing & transport for your pets please call the shelter at 318-741-8499.If you have evacuated by car & you need housing for your pets please call the shelter so you can make arrangements to drop them off. For assistance with livestock call BPSO at 318-965-2203.

Individuals Looking for Community Information-Nonprofits who provide emergency assistance then use the SEARCH box at the top of this page to find specific needs. Do you want to volunteer or donate to Community Needs?

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Nonprofit Organizations

Community Counts: A report on the quality of Life in Bossier,Caddo, DeSoto & Webster Parishes.

Choice Neighborhood develops strategies that address housing, neighborhood, and social/education issues to improve the quality of life and well-being in the  Allendale, Ledbetter Heights, and West Edge neighborhoods.

FaithWorks is an ecumenical network of faith based groups connecting those in need with services.

Hope Connections has created a system that connects people experiencing homelessness with the services they need. Monthly coalition meetings are every fourth Wednesday (10 AM) at Hope Connections. 

Step Forward is a catalyst for working together across sectors and geographical lines to prepare the students of Bossier, Caddo and DeSoto Parishes for academic achievement, productive citizenship and global competitiveness, from cradle to career.

We Grow Together! works to develop a Healthy Regional Food System for the ArkLaTex by addressing the primary barriers to nutritious food access and to ensure profitability for our regional farmers.

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