St. Charles Parish to Open Temporary Shelter Ahead of Severe Weather

Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Hahnville – St. Charles Parish will open a temporary shelter at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center on Tuesday, January 24, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Residents needing a safe shelter to stay for the duration of the storm should go to 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA 70070. The shelter is only for St. Charles Parish residents, and IDs will be checked.  

Cots will be available for those in need. Residents should bring additional blankets, snacks and water. Additionally, no weapons or other contraband will be allowed in the shelter.  

Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate Tuesday evening as the National Weather Service has St. Charles Parish under an Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather. The overnight storm is projected to bring steady winds between 30-40 mph with gusts greater than 50 mph. Effects such as large hail, tornadoes and rain of 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts are possible.  

The shelter will close once the storm passes.  

All St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation basketball games scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled due to the weather.  

Residents are encouraged to have a way to receive emergency alerts through SCP Alerts. To sign up, visit or text SCPALERTS to 888777.   

 For more information regarding St. Charles Parish, please visit our website at, Cox Channel 6, UVerse Channel 99, or follow us on Facebook (@stcharlesgov) and Instagram (@stcharlesgov).