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Red Cross Shelters Open Tonight For Flash Flooding Evacuees

Louisiana Red Cross Opens Shelters
Flash flooding still a threat; Red Cross urges people to prepare now

Red Cross Shelters Open Tonight Across Region for Flash Flooding Evacuees

Flash flooding still a threat; Red Cross urges people to prepare now

Residents forced from their homes because of flooding are staying overnight at 19 Red Cross and community-run shelters. Red Cross workers are providing meals, a safe place to sleep and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs. While people are continuing to arrive at shelters, the following locations are open overnight:

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Baker Civic Club – 2640 N. Magnolia Drive, Baker
  • BREC Park at Hamilton Avenue – 16200 Hamilton Ave., Baton Rouge
  • BREC Park at Flannery – 801 Flannery Road, Baton Rouge
  • Clinton Fire Station – 5567 Highway 67, Clinton
  • Fellowship Church – 9414 Plank Road, Clinton
  • Rock Church – 20810 Plank Road, Zachary
  • Slaughter Fire Station – Highway 19, Slaughter
  • Zoar Baptist Church – 11848 Hooper Road, Central
  • Iberia Parish

  • Cyr-Gates Community Center – 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia
  • Lafayette Parish

  • Heymann Center – 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette
  • Livingston Parish

  • Bethel Baptist Church – 2149 Circle Drive, Livingston
  • First United Methodist Church – 316 Centerville St. NW, Denham Springs
  • Riverside Baptist Church – 36890 Highway 16, Watson
  • St. Helena Parish

  • St. Helena High School – 14340 Highway 37, Greensburg
  • Tangipahoa Parish

  • Mike Kenny Center – 601 W. Coleman, Hammond
  • Amite Community Center – 101 W. Chestnut, Amite
  • Kentwood High School – 603 Ninth St., Kentwood
  • Vermilion Parish

  • Abbeville Boys & Girls Club – 301 A.A. Comeaux Memorial Dr., Lafayette
  • Washington Parish

  • Franklinton High School – 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton
  • Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family, as possible:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
  • 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 you bring with you
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.