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Louisiana Flood 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:      
Contact: Rob Landry
Louisiana Chemical Association
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
rob@lca.org (225) 376-7656


Statement by Dan Borne, President, Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA) on the Louisiana Flood of 2016
The LCA and LCIA consist of nearly 900 Louisiana chemical manufacturing plants, industrial contractors and support businesses.

“As we begin the recovery process from the recent flooding in several parishes of our state, members of the LCA and the LCIA extend their thoughts and prayers to those who have lost loved ones, homes and businesses in this horrific natural disaster.
“We spent the early part of Tuesday morning reaching out to some plant managers in the impacted areas to assess initial personnel and operational issues.
“While most facilities sampled did not incur major infrastructure damage or significant production interruptions, all have scores of employees who have been severely affected by flooding and storm related damage. In addition, employees of many industrial contracting firms and other plant suppliers have also suffered catastrophic losses.
“Plants are working tirelessly to help employees as best they can. This recovery process will take time as work schedules are adjusted so that employees can attend to their family situations while returning to work when possible.
“Supply chain interruptions are clearing up but still exist to some extent. Some shipments were delayed during the storm, especially truck traffic because of interstate road closures.
“We will issue periodic updates as conditions dictate.”

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LCA would like to be a resource for you and your business as you attempt to find out the latest news on road closures, power outages and any other vitain information. Below, we have a number of links that will send you to the proper outlet to get all the information you need.

DEMCO

Entergy

DOTD

LA511

Congressman Garret Graves' Flood Update Page

Flooding Legal Resources 

Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

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