Terrebonne Parish Shelters
The Houma Municipal Auditorium, located at 800 Verrett Street in Houma, will be available as an evacuation shelter beginning 10AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for those residents who have evacuated from low-lying areas of the parish. Evacuees should bring sufficient food, water, bedding, baby formula, and other necessary personal items to last 3 days. If transportation is needed to the shelter, please call (985) 873-6357 to arrange pick-up after 10AM on Wednesday. Household pets brought to the Houma Municipal Auditorium will be registered with the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter and kept there until reunited with owners.
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government plans to open shelters ONLY FOR TROPICAL STORMS, CATEGORY 1, and CATEGORY 2 STORMS. These shelters will be staffed and managed by local volunteers with the support of the Houma Police Department and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.
NO SHELTERS WILL BE OPEN IN TERREBONNE PARISH FOR A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE OR GREATER!
H.L. Bourgeois High School is designated as the parish pick-up point during a Category 3 or above storm. Individuals needing transportation out of the parish will be evacuated from this location only. Your supplies must fit under the bus seat and on your lap.
If you are in need of transportation to a shelter or out of Terrebonne Parish, please contact the Terrebonne Parish Council on Aging to register for transportation at (985) 868-8411.
Finding Shelters While Evacuating
Shelters have been designated throughout the state for use during emergencies. Because of the fluid nature of shelter occupancy, citizens are encouraged to obtain information about shelter openings and locations at shelter information points along the evacuation route. Information about shelter evacuation points will be posted on the Department of Children and Family Services website and the Louisiana State Police website. You can also get information by calling the American Red Cross at (866) GET INFO.
Living in a Shelter
Residents should develop a plan to help prepare themselves and their families for any disaster. Assistance on developing a game plan can be found online at getagameplan.org.
Families and individuals need to be aware that the FIRST 72 HOURS ARE ON YOU. You should have food, water, and necessary supplies to last you and each member of your family for 72 hours (3 days). Relief supplies may not be available to the parish before 72 hours.