Shreveport and Bossier City are reaching out to evacuees from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here are some resources that are available to those in need.
The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Morning Star Baptist Church, 5340 Jewella Ave. in Shreveport. Shelter officials say it is open to anyone from Texas, South Louisiana or the ArkLaTex affected by flooding. The shelter can hold 150 people and is equipped with cots, blankets, meals and comfort kits.
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau will make daily calls to our partner hotels to check availability. Click here to see the percentage occupied for each of the partner hotels. You may also use the booking search bar above to search for and book accommodations.
The following are websites that provide assistance and information:
fema.gov/hurricane-harvey - FEMA's Hurricane Harvey resource page
femaevachotels.com - FEMA evacuee hotel list
fema.gov/mobile-app - get the FEMA mobile app
disasterassistance.gov/ - register for FEMA assistance and obtain a temporary housing assistance voucher
lincc.us – shelter information, where to get help, how to volunteer
lsart.org – Louisiana State Animal Response Team information
safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/ - register yourself to let friends and family know you are safe and well
Pet owners are also encouraged to contact the Caddo Parish Animal Control (318-226-6624) or Bossier Parish Animal Control (318-741-8499) for boarding information or a private boarding facility. Many of our hotels are pet-friendly and this information can be found on the bureau’s website at www.shreveport-bossier.org/hotels/pet-friendly/.
School age kids? Caddo Parish School Board, 318-603-6300, and Bossier Parish School Board, 318-549-5000, are ready to enroll students. Special assistance is available for uniforms, etc.
For local transportation needs, the Shreveport public transportation system, SporTran, offers a number of routes in both Shreveport and Bossier City. The phone number is 318-221-7433. Visit www.sportran.org for price, routes and other details.