Shreveport Prepares for Hurricane Isaac
The City of Shreveport is doing everything possible to prepare for the storm. A news release from the Mayor's Office says Fire, Police, Public Works, and Water and Sewer personnel are standing by to respond to any emergencies. The city has been working with the state through the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to provide whatever assistance is needed. The state has two Critical Transport Needs shelters ready to open here if needed -- one is in the old Sam's Club store on Jewella Avenue -- the other is in Westpark in far west Shreveport. Between them, those two shelters can house 3,900 evacuees -- the kind who would be bussed in. The Red Cross is poised to open shelters for the evacuees who can get here on their own -- at LSUS and Southern-Shreveport. And the Convention and Tourist Bureau is keeping a running tally of available hotel rooms in the area.