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Shelters are open in south Louisiana for those who had to flee the rising waters created by the heavy rains that fell across the area.
To find the latest updates in shelter locations, download the free Red Cross Emergency App or go to redcross.org/shelters. The Emergency App also provides emergency alerts and information about what to do during and after floods, as well as emergency first aid information. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross.
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH: On Monday, August 22, officials will start moving evacuees from Celtic Studios to the Baton Rouge River Center. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will help with the move.
EAST FELICIANA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: Distribution sites have been implemented to meet the needs of those who have been affected due to flooding and are in need of meals and water. The sites will be at 9414 Plank Road (The Early Learning Center) and 12305 Jackson St/Clinton La (Clinton Maintenance Office). Please be aware that the site located at 12305 Jackson Street will be for town of Clinton residents only. The site located at 9414 Plank Road will be for any resident of East Feliciana Parish. Water will be distributed at both locations from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. The American Red Cross will also be providing hot meals at those locations beginning at noon. Anyone who has any questions in reference to this can contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (225) 683-1014.
LIVINGSTON PARISH: Livingston Parish begins closing, consolidating shelters
TANGIPAHOA PARISH: One shelter remains at the Michael J. Kenney Center, 601 West Coleman Ave, Hammond.
MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTER:
An evacuation shelter for people with special medical conditions only is now open on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. This is a shelter of last resort for people who currently receive in-home care and is not for the general public. At 10 p.m. Sunday, the medical special needs shelter opened in the Field House on the LSU campus. This shelter is designed for individuals who are homebound, chronically ill or who have disabilities and are in need of medical or nursing care, and have no other place to receive care. Those seeking shelter will be screened by nurses to determine the level of care needed. Only people who meet admission criteria can be sheltered. To access the shelter, a patient or caregiver must first call this triage line phone number: (225) 578-6383. For general information about the shelter, call (225) 578-3928.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is supporting a community disaster response as the result of extreme flooding. LSU Health Baton Rouge and Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group are offering urgent care, pharmacy, and primary care services.
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group is operating a temporary walk-in clinic with adult and pediatric services. The clinic is in a mobile health unit parked at the Essen entrance to Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. No appointments are necessary.
LSU Health Baton Rouge Urgent Care is operating 24/7. The Mid City Pharmacy is also open.
The North Clinic is located at 5439 Airline Highway and can be reached at (225) 358-2280.
The Mid City Pharmacy is located at 1401 N. Foster Drive and can be reached at (225) 987-9000.
FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS IN SHELTERS/HOSPITALS:
FOR THOSE IN NEED OF TEMPORARY HOUSING: Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the flooding across southeast Louisiana who check in between August 14 and September 4. Available homes can be found here.
Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross reception center should bring essential items for each member of the family, as possible:
The list is being updated as the information becomes available.
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