March 26, 2017: The Department of Education has shut at least 139 schools and early childhood education and care service in preparation for Cyclone Debbie.
Around 74 public schools have been closed in preparation for Cyclone Debbie. Also, 26 catholic and independent school have been shut down. Apart from that, 39 early childhood education and care service have been also closed.
"As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase a policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)," Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mentioned in its news release issued on March 7, 2017.