Hurricane Recovery Updates

Hurricane Laura recently impacted the entire Southwest Louisiana region on August 27. There is devastation to many properties, businesses and homes. As our resilient community has done many times before, we will rebuild and restore our community. For information on the destination regarding relief efforts, news, assistance and how you can help, learn more at RebuildSWLA. Learn More

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🌀 Lake Charles/SWLA 🌀

Hurricane Laura Recovery Efforts 

The team at Visit Lake Charles is dedicated to being a resource by providing up-to-date information to visitors and residents. If you are a business owner in the hospitality industry or an event organizer in the area, please utilize the survey forms below to keep the communications staff at Visit Lake Charles apprised of developments so that your website listing can be updated on VisitLakeCharles.org.

Open Businesses     |     Events

Accommodations, Attractions, Businesses

Please note that for the time being, there is no availability in the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana area as rooms are filled with first responders and others who are working with recovery efforts. Many of the attractions and businesses in the area were impacted by Hurricane Laura, and the team at Visit Lake Charles is working with partners across Southwest Louisiana to assess the destination. 

Golden Nugget Lake Charles casino floor & dining amenities are open: www.goldennugget.com 
L'Auberge Casino Resort is open: www.llakecharles.com/updates
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel is open: www.deltadowns.com

Crying Eagle Brewing Company  - Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Follow updates on social media! 

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Check out what else is open - 9.29 The Lake

Open Dining (updated 9/28):

Lake Charles:

  • 121 Artisan Bistro
  • America’s Donuts
  • Aubris Taqueria
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • CC's Coffee House
  • Chick-Fil-A (Nelson Rd)
  • Claim Jumper (Golden Nugget)
  • Cotten's Downtown
  • Crust Pizza
  • Crying Eagle
  • Darrell’s- (to-go)
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Donald’s Donuts
  • Doughnut Hole (Ryan St.)
  • Edible Arrangements 
  • El Paso
  • Ember (L’Auberge)
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Hank’s Donut- (cash only)
  • Happy Donuts (Hwy 14)
  • Hebert’s Specialty Meats
  • Homsi's 
  • Jack Daniel’s (L’Auberge)
  • Jason’s Deli
  • JT's Seafood
  • K-Bon’s
  • Koko Ramen Poke Bowl
  • Koozie's Drive Thru Daiquiri & Sports Bar
  • Laguna's (Shell Beach Dr.)
  • Logan’s
  • Loggerhead's
  • McDonald’s (Nelson Rd)
  • Olive Garden
  • Paul's Rib Shack
  • Pitt Grill
  • Que Pasa Taqueria
  • Raising Canes
  • Rikenjack’s
  • Rositas #2
  • Rotolo's Pizzeria
  • Saltgrass (Golden Nugget)
  • Sonic (Nelson Rd) (Prien Lake) (Ryan St.)
  • Taco Mel
  • Tad’s Food Truck
  • Texas' Roadhouse 
  • The Salad Station 
  • Tony's Pizza
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Umami Japanese Restaurant
  • Vic & Anthony's (Golden Nugget)
  • Victoria's Taqueria
  • Waffle House (Nelson Rd)​
  • Wasabi
  • Zeus-to-Go Lake Charles


Sulphur:

  • Bertha's Catering
  • B&O Grocery & Kitchen
  • Casa Ole
  • Cast & Cleaver
  • Checkers (Cities Service)
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Donut Hole (on 108) & (Hwy 90)
  • Firehouse Subs (cash only)
  • K's Frozen Delights & More
  • Kyoto's
  • La Rumba (serving at el Portillo on Belgis)
  • Los Ponchos
  • MARIA’s
  • McDonald’s (Cities Service)
  • Paradise Daiquiri
  • Pizza Hut on Ruth (takeout and delivery) 
  • Raising Canes
  • Snowflake Donuts (Cities Service)
  • Sonic (Cities Service)
  • The Hut
  • The Village Coffee House
  • Waffle House
  • Wendy’s (Cities Service)


Moss Bluff/Westlake/DeQuincy/Ragley:

  • Burger King (WL)
  • Chinese & Wings (WL)
  • Dairy Barn (Ragley)
  • Domino's Pizza (MB)
  • Doughnut Palace (DeQuincy)
  • El Tucan (DeQuincy)
  • Jeanne’s BBQ (WL)
  • La Rumba (DeQuincy)
  • Los Ponchos (MB-171)
  • Maplewood Burgers (MB)
  • McDonald's (WL) - Opening 9/25
  • Paradise Daiquiri (MB)
  • Pizza Hut (WL)
  • Waffle House (MB)
  • Zeus (MB)


Vinton

  • Arby's
  • Delta Down's (Gator Grill, 24 hours) & (Rosewater - Fri. & Sat.)
  • LaRumba


Iowa/Lacassine

  • Dairy Barn (Lacassine)
  • In Laws (Iowa)
  • Lil Cochon's (Lacassine)
  • McDonald's (Iowa)
  • Podna's (Iowa)
  • Rabideaux's (Iowa)
  • Zarape's (Iowa)


Food Trucks:

  • Fair Treats to Go (LC: 3216 Hwy 14)
  • Hi-licious food truck
  • JJ’s Jammin Food (LC: Broad & King St)
  • Jones Concession (Sulphur off of Ruth street)
  • Taqueria Los Sanchez’s (MB: Old Fred’s Store on 171)


Open Gas Stations

  • Raceway: 1213 N Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles, LA 70601Phone: (337) 436-5200 
  • Stripes Gas Station: 3201 Gerstner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601Phone: (337) 475-2449 premium or diesel 
  • Sam's Club Gas Station: 2025 Sam's Way, Lake Charles, LA 70601Phone: (337) 477-2668 
  • Opelousas: 2306 Opelousas St, Lake Charles, LA 70601 Phone: (409) 656-8414 
  • Conoco: Address: 4098 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605 Phone: (337) 478-1270 
  • Murphy USA: 2510 Old Hwy 171 N, Lake Charles, LA 70611 Phone: (337) 433-3022 
  • Tobacco Plus: 4098 Ryan St (337) 478-1270 
  • Love's Travel Stop: Address: 1118 Lowe-Grout Rd, Iowa, LA 70647Phone: (337) 582-4528 
  • Circle K: Address: 7575, 4532 LA-27, Sulphur, LA 70665 Phone: (337) 583-9003 
  • Texaco, Westlake
  • Shell Station, Westlake
  • Shop Rite, Country Club. Lake Charles
  • The Runway, Burton, Lake Charles


Open Grocery & Retail Stores:

  • Sam's Lake Charles
  • Target Lake Charles
  • Market Basket Westlake
  • Rouses, Sulphur & Moss Bluff
  • Home Depot Lake Charles
  • Grab N Go, Lake Charles, Westlake, Moss Bluff
  • Academy, Lake Charles
  • Lowe's, Lake Charles, Sulphur
  • Stine's, Tractor Supply, Sulphur
  • Pettit's Family Pharmacy, Moss Bluff
  • Kroger's, Nelson Road
  • Albertson's, Ryan St.
  • Wal-Mart, Nelson Rd.
  • Brookshire Brothers, Sulphur
  • Kroger's, Sulphur
  • Lakeside National Bank, Nelson Rd, Lake Charles & Sulphur
  • Wal-Mart Neighborhood, Moss Bluff
  • Corner Market, downtown Lake Charles​

News & Local Resources:

Business Updates

Helpful Phone Numbers:

  • Lake Charles Police Department: 337-491-1311 or 911
  • FEMA: 800-621-FEMA
  • FEMA Complaints: 337-433-1747
  • Louisiana Bar Association: 800-310-7029
  • Calcasieu Parish Main Number: 337-721-3500
  • Red Cross Financial Aid: 800-975-7585
  • Calcasieu Parish Police Jury: 888-774-2777
  • IRS: 866-562-5227
  • Lake Charles Permits: 337-491-1294
  • Temporary Work Permits: 337-721-3610
  • Emergency Food Stamps: 1639 Ryan Street
  • Family National Call Center: 866-326-9393
  • Family News Network: 877-LOVED-1S (568-3317)
  • Lake Charles Mayor: 337-527-4500
  • Price Gouging: 800-351-4889
  • State Farm: 800-SF-CLAIM
  • Bassell Employees: 866-811-3156
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