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:
- First United Methodist Church of Denham Springs - 319 Mattie Street, Denham Springs, LA
- Martin Luther King Recreation Center - 660 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Natchitoches, LA
- Cleco - Old Building - 201 Cleco Drive, Pineville, LA
- Community Christian Church - 1460 N. Lindebert, Slidell, LA
- Fendlasson Community Center - 13296 Highway 40, Folsom, LA
- 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
- 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
- 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.