Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
A number of courthouses in Louisiana and Texas had been closed because of the results of Hurricane Laura, a big tropical storm that got here ashore close to the border of Louisiana and Texas early on August 27, 2020, in line with a news alert from a website maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judiciary.
Printed on August 26, 2020
Federal courthouses in Louisiana and Texas are closed because of the results of Hurricane Laura.
Western District of Louisiana
- Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, and Shreveport: Courthouses closed on August 27, 2020.
Contact the Western District of Louisiana for extra info.
Jap District of Texas
- Beaumont: Courthouse closed by August 28, 2020.
- Lufkin: Courthouse closed by August 27, 2020.
Contact the Eastern District of Texas for extra info.
The Louisiana Supreme Court (LASC) introduced that LASC Offices and the Supreme Court Clerk of Court’s office were closed Monday, August 24, 2020, by Wednesday, August 26, 2020, as a result of Hurricane Laura. Court docket closures and data from courts in Louisiana will likely be posted on the LASC web site at www.lasc.org.
The Texas Judicial Branch web site maintains a listing of current and upcoming County Court and Clerk’s Office Closures. The counties and courts listed on the internet web page have reported a closing or delay to the Workplace of Court docket Administration (OCA). Please contact the county and/or court docket immediately for the hottest info.
Hurricane Laura is the primary main hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and tied the 1856 Last Island hurricane because the strongest Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana. As of August 26, 2020, at the very least 27 folks have died in Hurricane Laura: 21 in Haiti, 4 within the Dominican Republic, and two in the USA.
Previously, the ESR News Blog has reported on court docket closures brought on by Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence, California Wine County Wildfires, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, Winter Storm Stella, Winter Storm Jonas, Winter Storm Juno, Winter Storm Janus, and Super Storm Sandy. For extra information about court docket closures, click here.
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