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Red Cross to open shelter in EBR late Monday night

2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 27 2015 Apr 27, 2015 April 27, 2015 10:42 PM April 27, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Late Monday, the Red Cross announced it was opening a shelter for people who were without power in East Baton Rouge following Monday's severe storms.

The shelter was set to open at 11:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Baptist Church, 5805 Jones Creek Road. Food was also going to be provided, the agency said.

"Our thoughts are with all those impacted by these terrible storms today," said Kay W. Wilkins, regional chief executive for the Red Cross in Louisiana. "Red Cross disaster teams are helping now and will continue to help."

Pets will not be allowed, the agency said, unless they are service animals.

Some 30,000 people were without power as of this post Monday night.
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