Tuesday, September 27

Beauregard notes: Distribution centers open today

There will be water, ice and food distribution today, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. at locations in DeRidder, Merryville and Longville. Distributions will take place at DeRidder Dollar General Store, at 827 Mahlon St., at the Merryville High School football stadium on La. 110 and at South Beauregard Elementary School on U.S. 171.
Anyone with electricity and water are asked not take ice and water from these locations.
There will be an information center set up at each location to answer questions. People in shelters should get their supplies from the shelter, not from these locations.
Do not come to Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office for ice, water or MREs.
— Gas stations are beginning to get electricity and fuel distribution is beginning. The sheriff's office is asking stations and customers to limit their purchases to $25 per family per day until power and supplies are restored. At that time the $25 limit will be relaxed.
— The resource center at the old K-Mart building in DeRidder is currently closed and is in the process of replenishing their supplies. When the center is ready to open, the date and procedure for use will be announced.
— The Sheriff's Office is asking people to contact FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA to get ID numbers.
— Other law enforcement agencies are sending deputies to assist local law enforcement and the national guard in security duties. Currently, Lincoln and Madison Parish Sheriff Departments are present in Beauregard.
There is zero tolerance concerning looting in the parish. In the last two nights, six people have been arrested for looting, which carries up to 15 years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
— The Police Jury has announced that they have opened a debris site at the east corner of Hwy. 190 and Old Airport Rd. This site will be taking debris logs and stumps. Larger pieces should be cut as close to stumps as possible, in 20-inch pieces. There will be equipment and personnel at the site to assist in unloading the debris. The hours of operation will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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