Red Cross opens additional shelters for flood victims

Red Cross opens additional shelters for flood victims

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The American Red Cross has opened more emergency shelters to assist those affected by this week's floods.

Workers are providing a place to sleep, food and emotional support for those with immediate and disaster-caused needs.

Here is the complete list of shelters:

Livingston Parish
  • First United Methodist Church of Denham Springs - 319  Mattie Street, Denham Springs, LA
Natchitoches Parish
  • Martin Luther King Recreation Center - 660 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Natchitoches, LA
Rapides Parish
  • Cleco - Old Building - 201 Cleco Drive, Pineville, LA
St. Tammany Parish
  • Community Christian Church - 1460 N. Lindebert, Slidell, LA
  • Fendlasson Community Center - 13296 Highway 40, Folsom, LA
Tangipahoa Parish
  • Eagle Heights Church - 47318 Rufus Bankston Road, Tickfaw, LA
  • Kentwood High School - 603 Ninth Street, Kentwood, LA
  • Loranger High School - 19404 Hiatt Street, Loranger, LA
Washington Parish
  • Franklinton High School - 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton, LA (Tentatively expected to close on Sunday morning based on shelter needs of residents)
  • Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church - 510 Avenue B, Bogalusa, LA
Community run shelters that are open include: 
  • Covington High School - 73030 Lion Drive, Covington, LA
  • Shell Training Center - 23260 Shell Lane, Robert, LA

The Red Cross suggests that anyone evacuating should make sure to bring essential items for every family member.

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is affected area and any important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Chargers for any electronic devices
  • Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself

For more updates, follow the American Red Cross of Louisiana on twitter at @LaRedCross1, visit their website at redcross.org/Louisiana or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

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