St. Charles Parish Takes Measures Against Arctic Front with Opening of Warming Shelter

Published 1:18 pm Monday, January 15, 2024

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ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. – As an Arctic front descends upon the region, St. Charles Parish is actively preparing to provide assistance to its residents. Commencing at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024, the parish will open a designated warming shelter at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, located at 274 Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA 70070.

Residents seeking refuge from the cold are encouraged to arrive at the shelter no later than 11 p.m. The shelter will be open until midnight, and if no residents arrive by that time, it may close. Please note that the shelter is exclusively for St. Charles Parish residents, and valid identification will be checked upon entry.

Cots will be provided, with the Red Cross contributing a limited supply of pillows and blankets. While essential amenities will be available, residents are advised to bring additional blankets, snacks, and water for their comfort.

In adherence to safety protocols, the shelter strictly prohibits weapons and other contraband. Residents are urged to comply with these guidelines for the well-being of all occupants.

The shelter will remain operational until temperatures rise above freezing. For the latest updates and information regarding St. Charles Parish, residents can visit the official website at, tune in to Cox Channel 6 or UVerse Channel 99, and follow the parish on Facebook (@stcharlesgov) and Instagram (@stcharlesgov). St. Charles Parish emphasizes the importance of staying informed and taking necessary precautions during this period of extreme weather.

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Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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