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Please note that DURING EVACUATIONS AND OTHER EMERGENCY EVENTS, announcements and updates from WPOHSEP and other emergency response agencies will be made via a public emergency alert system to your home phone and will be announced to local broadcast networks.

03-Dec-12 Monday Update - Doyline Evacuation


Today’s activities moved a bit more slowly than yesterday but this was expected. Just over 350,000 pounds of product were moved today. The confinement of the hallways and poor packaging of the product caused impaired additional progress. 

A three-day total of 1.2 million pounds of product has now been removed and properly placed in magazines. The evacuation has been extended into Tuesday and personnel are reviewing those decisions on a day by day basis.

As a precautionary measure, Sheriff Sexton recommended to the police jury to make a request of the Secretary of State for permission to change the location of Saturday’s voting polls to other sites outside the evacuation zone.

We are anticipating delays in operations due to forecasted thunderstorms. If lightning occurs within a five mile radius of the product, operations will be suspended until it is safe to resume.  

Currently no individuals are sheltered at Caney Lake Conference Center.

03-Dec-12 Doyline Update

01-Dec-12 DOYLINE Evacuation and Shelter Info


On behalf of Webster Sheriff Gary S Sexton, Doyline Police Chief Robert Hayden, and Webster OEP Director John Stanley:



Caney Lake Conference Center

Methodist Camp Rd, Minden

Cabins, available first-come/first-serve

Meals provided

Please reserve for those without/with limited resources.

Lake Bistineau State Park

Group Camp, 20 8-person cabins

Communal bath/kitchen

NO pets

Proof of residence in Town of Doyline required

Bring your own bedding and food

RV facilities also available

Fees waived by Lt Gov for residents of Town of Doyline, in affected area.



318-377-1515, 0 for operator


(updates beginning Saturday evening)


(for evacuation tips/reminders)


Hwy 164, east-side of town @ Amos Cutoff

Hwy 164, west-side of town @ Boomtown Rd. (Bossier Parish)

Hwy 163, south-side of town @ McDowell

***This block also serves as the ONLY checkpoint for necessary reentry. Must present proof of residency to Town of Doyline Law Enforcement.***

Pilgrim's Rest Rd @ Stewart Trail

*** Please remember that a strong law enforcement presence from Webster and other parish agencies WILL be present in and around Doyline FOR YOUR SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF YOUR PROPERTY. Please respect the boundaries and suggestions set by emergency management and officers, as they are put in place and enforced for the protection of life and property. At this time we ask that evacuating residents prepare for a 48-hour evacuation period. If that information changes, it will be updated with local media and posted here.

12-Nov-09 Parish Road Updates
06-Nov-09 Monitor flood levels in Webster
05-Nov-09 Webster Officials Request Damage Assessments
05-Nov-09 Bistineau shows some signs of recession
01-Nov-09 Receding waters in North Webster; Swelling begins to the South
01-Nov-09 Sand Bag Availability
31-Oct-09 No homes reported flooded at this time
31-Oct-09 Bayou Dorcheat exceeds initial predictions
31-Oct-09 DOTD closes La. 2 in Webster
31-Oct-09 Flood predictions for Webster Parish
29-Oct-09 Weather predictions for Webster
09-Sep-09 Webster Parish preparing for H1N1


Webster Parish Police Jury   -   Webster Parish Courthouse Annex

401 Main St., 1st Floor - P.O. Box 389 - Minden, LA 71058 - (318) 377-7564 Office - (318) 371-2366 Fax