As Hurricane Laura gets closer to Southwest Louisiana, the City Of Lake Charles has opened up local recreation centers for evacuees.

Hurricane Laura has blown up overnight, becoming at Category 3 hurricane and could become a Category 4 before landfall. Residents in the Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana area are encouraged that, if they have no other place to go, to evacuate to any of the open recreation centers.

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Here is a list of all the recreation centers available to evacuate to.

  • McMillan Park                                                343 Goos St.
  • Purple Heart                                                    4305 Avenue H
  • JD Clifton Recreation                                    2415 E. Gieffers St.
  • Goosport/Donald Ray Stevens                       1619 Cessford St.
  • Mary Belle Williams                                      2009 N. Simmons St.
  • Henry Heights                                                 801 E. School St..
  • College Oaks                                                  3518 Ernest St.

Katie Harrington with the City of Lake Charles said,

Citizens wishing to evacuate this morning ahead of Hurricane Laura, but without the means to do so, are encouraged to show up at the following City of Lake Charles Recreation Centers within the City this morning between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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