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Ongoing weather issues, including flooding, has prompted some closures and event postponements. 

    OSTPONED/RESCHEDULED EVENTS:

    • CAPARC has decided to postpone its annual Partner Appreciation Celebration. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, the event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 30 at the L'Auberge Casino. 
    • Cancer Services has rescheduled their signature fundraising event, Capital Chefs’ Showcase, for Wednesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. The event was originally set to be held on Sept. 8. For the most up to date information, visit cancerservices.org or call (225) 927-2273.
    • The Livingston Parish 2016 "Cry Out America" remembrance and prayer ceremony of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been postponed until Friday, October 14. The event was previously slated for September 9. It  will be held in the Livingston Parish Council Chambers, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
    • The Merchants Association has canceled the 2016 Fall festival in the Antique Village in Denham Springs.
    • Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is canceled for this year.
    • The Third Annual Helping Heal Little Hearts, a fundraising event and concert benefiting Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Association and scheduled for Saturday evening at The Varsity Theatre, has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 27 at The Varsity.
    • The 2016 Battle Against Autism (BAA) event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 12, has been rescheduled to take place in March of 2017 due to widespread devastation the region has experienced following the recent flooding. The BAA party and auction at Ruffino’s will take place Sunday, Mar. 19, with the golf tournament happening the following day at the Country Club of Louisiana on Monday, Mar. 20.
    • The Capital Area Reentry Coalition has rescheduled its annual Partner Appreciation Celebration. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, the event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the L'Auberge Casino.   

    BUSINESS/OFFICE CLOSURES:

    BANKS

    Essential Federal Credit Union:

    • The Walker location is closed. All other locations are currently open. 

      GROCERY STORES

      All Winn-Dixie stores are open except for the following three stores that sustained flooding damage:

      • Store 1490 – 2004 North Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, LA 70526
      • Store 1591 – 28145 Walker South Road, Walker, LA 70785
      • Store 1467 – 13555 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 79816 

      MEDICAL BUSINESSES

      OPEN PHARMACIES: The Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association has released a list of pharmacies that are open in the areas affected by the floods. For the list, click here.

      Baton Rouge General Hospital Clinics: All Baton Rouge General and Baton Rouge General Physicians services have resumed normal operations with the exception of the Denham Springs BRGP clinic. The new walk-in and urgent care clinic at 8490 Picardy Plaza, Suite 600 will remain open until further notice. Closed Clinics: Baton Rouge General Physicians – Family Medicine – Denham Springs

      Fred's Pharmacy: Will remain closed indefinitely. Customers can still fill their prescriptions through the use of an on-site pharmacy trailer. For more information including the nearest pharmacy location, click here

      Lake After HoursDenham Springs location will reopen on Monday, October 3 at 9 a.m.

      Lake Urgent Care clinics:

      • Denham Springs location will remain closed until further notice.
      • St. Amant - will remain closed until further notice

      RKM Primary Care Clinics are giving flood victims assistance with replacing prescription medication and Internet access to complete disaster assistance forms:

      • Springfield is CLOSED due to flood damage.

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