Red Cross shelters open across the state
BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross shelters in anticipation of the arrival of Isaac are now open.
As of Tuesday evening, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said an estimated 2,900 people were in shelters across the state.
The Red Cross says there are supplies that you need to bring with you, if you do utilize the shelter. Some of those items include:
- Special dietary food.
- Baby food, diapers, other baby supplies.
- Cards, games, books, snacks. Clothing.
- Toiletries/personal hygiene items.
- Bedding: blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, air mattresses. Important papers in waterproof container (examples: insurance, wills, financial records, Social Security cards, birth/marriage/death certificates)You may want to put these supplies in a watertight storage bin, duffel bag or backpack.
Other shelters open across the state are:
- Donaldsonville High School: 100 Tiger Drive, Donaldsonville
- Dutchtown High: 13165 Highway 73, Dutchtown
- Plaquemine Senior High: 59595 Belleview Drive, Plaquemine
- East Iberville High: 3825 Highway 75, St. Gabriel
- North Iberville High: 13770 Highway 77, Rosedale
- Albany High School: 29710 Mulberry Street, Albany
- Doyle High School: 20480 Circle Drive, Livingston
- Live Oak Middle School: 8444 Cecil Dr., Denham Springs
POINTE COUPEE PARISH:
- Scott Civic Center: 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads
ST. HELENA PARISH:
- Saint Helena Central High School: 14340 Highway 37, Greensburg
ST. TAMMANY PARISH:
- Lyons Elementary School: 1615 N. Florida St., Covington (Pets)
- William Pitcher: 415 Jefferson Ave., Covington
- Creekside Junior High: 65434 Highway 41, Pearl River
- Hammond Jr. High: 111 J. W. Davis Drive, Hammond
- Hammond West Side Upper School: 2600 Westpark Avenue, Hammond
- Natalbany Elementary School: 47370 N. Morrison Boulevard, Natalbany
- Nesom Middle School: 14417 Highway 442 West, Tickfaw
- Amite High School: 403 S. Laurel St., Amite
- Kentwood High School: 603 9th Street, Kentwood
- Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church: 510 Ave. B, Bogalusa
- Franklinton High School: 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH:
- Addis VFW: 4453 Myhand St., Addis
- Erwinville Community Center: 5110 Rougon Rd., Erwinville
Remember smoking, firearms, weapons or alcoholic beverages are prohibited in Red Cross shelters. For more information contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at www.batonrouge.redcross.org.