Red Cross sets up shelter at Bossier Civic Center
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people have taken up shelter at the Bossier Civic Center in northwest Louisiana, where heavy rain has forced evacuations and caused flash flooding for more than a day.
The Red Cross set up the shelter for people who left their homes in the Bossier City area.
Colleen Morgan, shelter manager, says about 50 people are in the shelter now and more are on the way from the area south of Bossier City, where several subdivision were cut off by high water.
Morgan says the Red Cross is providing food, a place to sleep and blankets for those at the center.
Morgan says a TV has been set up for those wanting to watch the news. A few first responders have dropped in for coffee and food.