BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Red Cross officials say area shelters are filling up as more and more evacuees arrive in Baton Rouge.
The Tara High shelter where 125 people-mostly from the New Orleans area plan to call home for the next few days is now full. The Red Cross is providing evacuees with three meals and plenty of snacks. The shelter is scheduled to remain open at least for two days and can hold 300 people. Those who are staying at the shelter encourage others to do the same.
Other shelters in East Baton Rouge include Woodlawn High School on Old Jefferson and Southeast Middle School on South Harrel Ferry. Kenilworth Middle School and Baker Municipal Center on Groom Road. West Baton Rouge Parish has Red Cross shelters at the Port Allen Community Center on North Jefferson, the Addis VFW hall on Myhand Street and the Erwinville Community Center on Rougon Road. In Livingston Parish, the shelters in place are located at Denham Springs Junior High on Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs High School on North Range, and Albany High School on Hornet Lane. In Iberville Parish, Plaquemine High School on belleville Drive, and East Iberville Elementary on Highway 75. In Ascension Parish, Dutchtown High School on Highway 73 has a shelter. And in Saint Helena Parish, the Saint Helena Civic Center on Highway 10