BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Emergency responders are working in seven parishes to respond to damage caused by tornadoes that passed through Louisiana early Tuesday morning.
"American Red Cross disaster responders are preparing to move into affected communities as it's safe to assist residents and continuing to coordinate with officials across the area. Red Cross volunteers loaded vehicles with supplies, such as tarps, cleaning materials, snacks and water, as they assess damages and needs," states a press release. "Additional volunteers also are preparing to respond to needs as they develop."
The Faith Christian Center (the former First Baptist Church), located at 210 Plimsol Dr. in Donaldsonville, has opened as a shelter for residents affected by Tuesday's tornadoes.
The Salvation Army is also responding to Livingston Parish following the tornado that touched down near Nan Wesley Rd.
CONTINUING COVERAGE: Tornadoes rip through southeast Louisiana: February 7, 2017