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Ochsner LSU Health has announced they will be closing all Ochsner LSU Health clinic locations, including Urgent Care locations, today due to the impact of Hurricane Laura. According to a release from Ochsner, Shreveport Hospitals and emergency services will continue to operate as normal.

The local health system urges residents to avoid driving and to use Anywhere Care for all non-emergency concerns. "For non-emergent concerns, patients are encouraged to use Anywhere Care, which instantly connects patients to physicians via virtual visits. Anywhere Care users can instantly connect with providers through a secure, interactive video via their smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Visit ochsnerlsuhs.org/anywhere for more information," Ochsner says in a release. "If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911". 

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Shreveport-Bossier. That means we can expect 75 mph wind gusts, heavy rain, flash flooding, wind damage and possible tornadoes.

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