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Red Cross expands efforts in Louisiana as more areas become accessible

Peggy Allums near Lake Bistineau in north Louisiana receives assistance from a Red Cross volunteer. (Source: American Red Cross) Peggy Allums near Lake Bistineau in north Louisiana receives assistance from a Red Cross volunteer. (Source: American Red Cross)
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    Thousands of people in south Louisiana have been affected by the flooding that resulted from recent heavy rains.

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    Thousands of people in south Louisiana have been affected by the flooding that resulted from recent heavy rains.

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

American Red Cross disaster workers continue response efforts, as flooding continues across Louisiana. 

Hundreds of volunteers are active across the Gulf South, where devastating flooding has impacted thousands of people.

"We continue to need the public’s support," said Kay W. Wilkins, chief executive of the Red Cross in Louisiana. "This is one of the largest disasters to hit our state in recent years. The Red Cross depends on the continued support of the public to help people affected by this disaster - many of whom lost everything - as they work to rebuild their lives."

7: Shelters Open Overnight in Louisiana
200: Residents Staying Overnight
28: Shelters Opened to Date in Louisiana 
1,830+: Overnight Stays in Shelters
34,800+: Meals and Snacks Served to Date
12,650+: Relief Items Distributed (such as cleaning supplies, personal care items)
650+: Health and Mental Health Consultations (by licensed health professionals)
500+: Red Cross Volunteers and Other Disaster Workers

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