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The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northeast Louisiana have partnered to provide the Tornado Response & Recovery Daily Bulletin.


Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is also posting updates on their Facebook page in the event: Ruston Tornado Recovery

This information is updated as new information is made available:

Cutting Trees and Debris Removal

Help Seekers can call 211 to report needs for tree and debris removal.

Crisis Cleanup - For residents who need assistance with debris cleanup, register at or call 1-800-451-1954,  Crisis Cleanup will be provided through Friday, May 17, 2019.

Debris Disposal

Lincoln parish landfill is open. Residents can bring debris free of charge. Contractors will have to pay. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Located at 463 Arkansas Plant Road. Dubach, LA

School Uniforms

Junior Auxiliary of Ruston has school supplies and uniforms to donate to families affected by the tornado. Individuals in need should email child's uniform size, uniform colors, and the school supplies that are needed to vp@jaofruston


Locations for tarps, available, Rolling Hills Ministries, Ruston, Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Ruston Church of Christ is serving as a Crisis Relief Center. Anyone affected by the tornado may go by the church for immediate needs. The address is 2300 W Woodard Avenue. The hours, Friday May 10, 2019 & Saturday May11, 2019, 9 am - 12 pm, The phone number is 318-255-0417.

Wifi and Charging Stations

Mobile and static connectivity zones have been established in impacted areas where residents can access free WiFi and utilize charging stations for their mobile devices. A Static Connectivity Zone has been established at the Suddenlink retail store in Ruston (1001 Cooktown Rd.) 


33 North Storage is offering storage space at a discounted rate for victims of the tornado. The phone number is 318-232-1240. The address is 2138 Farmerville Highway.


EZ-Ryder Kyle Staude   270-791-6796

Mental Health

Family Counseling Center is offering free counseling to those affected by the storm. The phone number is 318-255-5753. The address is 902 DeVille Lane. 

Sandy Allen from Strategic Counseling Solutions is offering free children's play therapy session for families affected by the tornado. Must call or email Ms. Allen to schedule an appointment. 318-548-9870.

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.


Individuals looking to volunteer should contact 211 or go CLICK HERE to register for volunteering.


Butler Family. CLICK HERE to donate.

Tommy and Tees T-Shirts. CLICK HERE to order.

Ruston Proud t-shirts. CLICK HERE to order.



Displaced Businesses

For those businesses needing to relocate due to the storm, please file an application with the City of Ruston's Permits and Inspections Department detailing your relocation, including change of occupancy. An inspector will be out within the day and will help to expedite the process to ensure you can relocate in a timely manner. A plan review site has been set up by the State Fire Marshall at 701 E. Tennessee to help expedite the process of those needing approval from them. Due to the special circumstances, there will be no fee for these permits. If there are any other questions, please call the Permits and Inspections department at 318-251-8640.

Small Business Loans

The City of Ruston and South Central Planning & Development Commission will offer small business loans to business owners affected by the tornado and want to rebuild.  For more information call the Mayor's office or South Central Planning & Development Commission at 1-800-630-3791 or Email:

Office Space

Nettech has several shared work areas available. No cost. Starting 8am Friday 4/26/19 and continuing indefinitely. Space is limited. First come, first served.  If interested, please email or call. 866-668-0001.

 Demolition or Construction Permits

Before demolition or contruction to a structure, All Contractors must acquire the proper permits through the City of Ruston. For more information call 318-251-8640.





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