Three weeks ago, we informed you that the Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) had declared a state of emergency in light of Hurricane Ida, which meant that callers could not place any “telephonic solicitations” into the state, regardless of whether the calls were with the recipients’ prior express written consent, pursuant to an established business relationship, or even simply for collection purposes.  Today, the PSC downgraded the emergency status, which means that telephone calls can, once again, be placed into the state effective tonight (September 17, 2021) at 6:00 p.m. CST:

Effective Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 6PM CST, conditions of the storm will allow the release of the LPSC from mandatory [Emergency Operations Center] presence, and telephonic solicitations into the state will be permitted to resume in compliance with the general provisions of the LPSC Do Not Call Program General Order, LPSC General Order R-29617, at that time.

So, enjoy the weekend . . . and the calling.