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Heavy rain falls, causing pooling of water on eastbound Interstate 10 near the Mall of Louisiana, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La.

With severe weather forecast for the Baton Rouge area, some local schools and government agencies have announced closures.

The East Baton Rouge Parish public school system said it was not dismissing early, but it was canceling afterschool activities. Many other schools, including Iberville Parish and Tangipahoa public schools, did the same.

Here's the latest. This list will be updated as more are announced.


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  • LSU will close at 3 p.m. All classes and activities scheduled for after that will be canceled. 
  • Southern University's Baton Rouge campuses will close at 2 p.m.
  • Public schools in Zachary are closing early. Click here to see the schedule.
  • St. Helena public schools will close at 12:30 p.m.
  • Assumption Parish public schools will close at 12:00 p.m.
  • Iberville Parish Schools will close early; Head Start students will dismiss at 11:45, high school students will dismiss at 12:50 p.m. and elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.
  • East Feliciana public schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • Impact Charter School will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • IDEA Bridge and IDEA Innovation charter schools will close early, starting at 1 p.m.
  • Slaughter Community Charter School is closing at 1 p.m. today and canceling afterschool activities
  • Catholic High in Baton Rouge is closing at 1:27 p.m. today. 
  • Parkview Baptist is closing at 1:30 p.m. today.
  • Our Lady of Mercy will close at 1 p.m. 
  • St. Aloysius Catholic School will close at 12:30 p.m.
  • St. James Episcopal Day School will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. 
  • Silliman Institute will close at 1:00 p.m. 
  • False River Academy will close at 12:30 p.m.
  • Trinity Episcopal Day School will close at 12:45 p.m.
  • Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy will close at 1 p.m.
  • Helix Community Schools' three charter schools will close at 2 p.m. today. 
  • Louisiana Key Academy will close at 1:30 p.m.
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School will close at 2 p.m.
  • Central Private School will close at 1 p.m.
  • Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School is closing at 2 p.m.
  • Iberville Charter Academy
  • The Dunham School is closing at 2:15.
  • Southern University Lab School will close at 1:30 p.m.
  • Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School is closing at 1 p.m.

Government agencies

  • East Baton Rouge Parish buildings, including City Hall and all community centers will be closed at 2:30 p.m. The metro council meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. will be postponed to Nov. 4.
  • FEMA disaster recovery centers in Gonzales and Springfield are closing at 1 p.m. 
  • St. Helena Police Jury offices will close at 12 p.m.

If your school or organization has a closure to announce, email