Local businesses announce closures, reopenings after Hurricane Ida


BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Local businesses are announcing closures and reopenings in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

As of now, the following businesses have announced closures:

Most Baton Rouge General clinics will re-open Tuesday, August 31.

The following clinics will remain closed until power returns:

For more information, visit brgeneral.org/weather.

Louisiana Lottery: Offices in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans will be closed on Monday, Aug. 30 due to inclement weather. All drawings will be conducted as usual and players may still claim small prizes and purchase tickets from Lottery retailers.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library:

Locations open:

  • Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • Baker Branch, 3501 Groom Rd
  • Bluebonnet Regional Branch, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • Carver Branch, 720 Terrace St.
  • Central Branch, 11260 Joor Rd.
  • Delmont Gardens Branch, 3351 Lorraine St.
  • Eden Park Branch, 5131 Greenwell Springs Rd.
  • Fairwood Branch, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.
  • Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch, 11300 Greenwell Springs Rd.
  • Jones Creek Regional, 6222 Jones Creek Rd.
  • River Center Branch, 250 North Blvd.
  • Scotlandville Branch, 7373 Scenic Hwy.
  • Zachary Branch, 1900 Church St.
  • Please note, the Pride-Chaneyville Branch will re-open as power is restored.

Hours of Operation:

  • 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 3
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, September 4
  • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, September 5
  • CLOSED Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 7

BOOKMOBILES will be deployed to the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch (11300 Greenwell Springs Rd.) and Baker Branch Library (3501 Groom Rd.) on Friday morning to serve those communities as local hotspots and charging stations. Patrons of the Pride-Chaneyville Branch are advised to visit either Zachary or Central Branches until power is restored.

L’Auberge Baton Rouge: L’Auberge Baton Rouge will close at 4am on Sunday, August
29 in anticipation of Hurricane Ida. Reopening procedures will be determined by the
status of the storm.

Waste Management announced Tuesday it will resume residential, commercial, and roll-off collection services in Baton Rouge, LA and the surrounding areas beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1, weather and safe road conditions permitting.

Waste Management will collect bagged household garbage and cans placed at the curb. Residential customers who are collected once a week and twice a week will be serviced on their next regularly scheduled collection day. These areas include:

Once a week:

  • City of Walker
  • Town of Livingston
  • Town of Springfield
  • West Feliciana Parish
  • Livingston Parish
  • Tangipahoa Parish

Twice a week:

  • City of Zachary
  • Town of St. Francisville

USPS – Effective immediately, the Louisiana District has announced the resumption of mail delivery and retail operations, in the 705-708 3-Digit ZIP Code areas, which had been temporarily suspended, because of Hurricane Ida.

LDH Oyster Beds– The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 1-28 beginning at sunset on Sunday, August 29, 2021 due to the potential of poor water quality because of Hurricane Ida. 
These shellfish-growing areas will remain closed until state health officials determine the waters are clear and within approved area criteria established by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.

USS KIDD: USS KIDD Veterans Museum will be closed through Monday, August 30th. Updates will be issued, as needed.

CATS: CATS will resume bus service on Wednesday, September 1st after suspending service due to Hurricane Ida. The agency will be running service from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in compliance with the curfew established by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.

Family Court: Family court closed in EBR Parish Monday and Tuesday

Baton Rouge City Court will be extending the closure of the court through Friday, September 3, 2021. Baton Rouge City Court will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Employees should report to work on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, unless otherwise instructed.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) provided the following update on its facilities across Louisiana and Mississippi:

“We are counting our blessings today that our teams are safe and all of our facilities weathered the storm without catastrophic damage,” said Richard Vath, MD, chief executive officer of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. “We stand ready to support our healthcare colleagues in southeast Louisiana at the same time we continue providing care in our own communities. Everyone pulls together in these circumstances, and we are working closely with the state of Louisiana and prepared to receive evacuated patients if necessary.”

Baton Rouge Region
Across the region, communication is our greatest issue at this time. With AT&T’s major disruption, communicating with physicians, team members and others outside of our facilities is extremely difficult.

All clinics remain closed at this time.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Louisiana’s largest hospital, is fully operational and on regular power. Our teams are communicating with state officials in preparation of receiving patients from hospitals in southeast Louisiana, if necessary.

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is on regular power and fully operational.

Our Lady of the Lake Ascension is on generator power and suffered roof damage on its outpatient surgery center with water damage in the building. Patient care was not impacted and the hospital is fully operational.

Our Lady of the Lake Assumption is operating on generator power and has received significant damage to its adjacent medical office building. The hospital and its emergency room remain open and evacuation is not being considered at this time.

North Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish Freestanding Emergency Rooms are both operating on generator power. Neither facility reports physical damage. Both remain open and fully operational.

Bogalusa Region
Our Lady of the Angels is fully operational and on regular power. Minor damage was reported to the facility and patient care was not impacted. All clinics remain closed.

Acadiana Region
Our Lady of Lourdes is coordinating with the state to potentially receive evacuated pediatric patients to its Women’s and Children’s campus. They have reported available capacity to receive patients, however no further details are available at this time.

North Louisiana Region
St. Francis Medical Center is experiencing increased emergency room volume as a result of evacuated residents from southeast Louisiana who left in advance of Hurricane Ida. SFMC teams are helping to support the medical needs including diabetes and dialysis care as more evacuees arrive.

Jackson, Mississippi Region
St. Dominic Hospital continues to experience lingering effects from Ida. No damage has been reported and all facilities are operational. St. Dominic’s is supporting the local community as it receives an influx of evacuated residents from southeast Louisiana, especially those with special needs and aiding local medical shelters.

Pursuant to the emergency closure order issued by the 19th Judicial District Court due to continued effects of weather conditions, the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 2 and 3.

All West Baton Rouge Parish Government buildings will return to normal operations tomorrow, August 31st, 2021 and will all be OPEN.

Due to continuing impacts from Hurricane Ida, most BREC facilities will remain closed until power is restored, debris removed and staff able to make it to work. 

A limited number of facilities have power and will open tomorrow (Thursday, September 2, 2021) including Dumas and Beaver Creek Golf Courses. BREC’s four other golf courses will open as soon as power is restored as will other facilities in the park system. 

Baker City Hall & Municipal Buildings will be closed on Tuesday due to Hurricane Ida.

Diocese of Baton Rouge: The Catholic Life Center located on South Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge will be closed until Tuesday after Labor Day, September 7, 2021. Catholic Charities, which is located on the same campus as the Catholic Life Center, will be open tomorrow (Tuesday) August 31 and will continue its disaster assistance outreach.

The 23rd Judicial District Court and Ascension Parish Court will be closed until Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Ochsner Baton Rouge announced reopenings:

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) will close all Senior Centers and offices through Labor Day, except for the Hot Meal Drive Thru Distribution sites.

Wednesday, September 1 through Friday, September 3 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, while supplies last there will be a limit of two (2) meals per vehicle and the recipient must be 60 years old or older. Seniors may pick up meals at the following senior sites:

  • Charles R. Kelly Community Senior Center
  • Jewel J. Newman Senior Center
  • The Lotus Center
  • Leo S. Butler Senior Center
  • Baker Senior Center
  • Antioch Senior Center
  • Perkins Senior Center
  • Central Lotus Activity Center
  • Sharlo Terrace

Capital Area Human Services Baton Rouge Behavioral Health location at 2751 Wooddale Boulevard is open. North Baton Rouge and Ascension locations remain closed due to power outages. For assistance call 225-925-1906 or 866.628-2133. For emergency behavioral health services, go to the nearest emergency room.

We’ll provide more information on business closures and reopenings as they are made available.

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