Local impacts for Federal Government shutdown

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:32pm

More than 20,000 federal employees within Louisiana are home without pay due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. Below is a list of area closures. This is not a comprehensive list for all of Louisiana.

We will continue to update this list, so please check back for updates.


Middle District of Louisiana

  • Federal Judiciary will remain open for business for 10 days. On October
        15, the Judiciary will reassess the status of its operating budget. All
        proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled. All persons
        who have received a jury summons must report to Federal Court as



Southern Region Headquarters

  • The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center will
        continue to work during the shutdown. However, they have stated
        that most of their associated websites are unavailable.



Southwest National Wildlife Refuges

  • White-tailed Deer Archery hunting is closed on Cameron Prairie
        and Lacassine National Wildlife Refuges.
  • The Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex
        Visitor Center and offices located at Cameron Prairie National
        Wildlife Refuge are closed.
  • Pintail Wildlife Drive and Bank Fishing Road at Cameron Prairie
        National Wildlife Refuge are closed.
  • The East Cove Unit of Cameron Prairie NWR is closed to all activities.
  • The Grand Bayou Boat Bay access into East Cove and the
        Cameron Creole Watershed Project Area is closed.
  • Streeters Road Fishing Pier and P&H Hunting Area at Lacassine
        National Wildlife Refuge are closed.
  • Lacassine Pool including all boat launches, fishing piers and wildlife
        drive of Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge is closed.
  • Sabine National Wildlife Refuge office, marshes, and waterways are
        closed to all activities.
  • Northline, Hog Island Gully, Blue Goose Trail, Blue Crab, West Cove,
        and the Wetland Walkway Recreational Areas of Sabine National
        Wildlife Refuge are closed.



  • Wic programs will not receive any additional funds during the shutdown.
  • Food Stamps are not affected.
  • School lunches are not affected.



  • The facility located in New Orleans is currently shut down.


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