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  • Red Cross gives safety tips after storms

    May 20, 2016 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross disaster workers across south Louisiana are assisting residents whose homes have been damaged by Thursday night’s storms. Disaster workers are also coordinating with parish officials and emergency management leaders to assist in the recovery efforts. Residents in need of assistance because of storm-related damage, can call... more »
  • 9 people escape from Baker home destroyed by morning fire

    April 20, 2016 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say nine people, ranging from adult to infant, were in a house in Baker that was the scene of an early morning fire. According to Baker Fire Department, crews responded to the scene on Hovey Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The house was destroyed in... more »
  • Crawfish boil in Hammond benefits Red Cross

    April 7, 2016 11:13 PM

    HAMMOND - Fidelity Bank of Louisiana is thanked first responders with a crawfish boil Thursday evening. These men and women helped thousands in historic flood events across the state, including in Tangipahoa, Livingston, and Ascension parishes. Residents from across the area came to Fidelity Bank's Hammond location, for boiled crawfish... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for flood victims at LSU doubleheader Saturday

    March 18, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will collect donation's at Saturday's LSU-Alabama baseball game, a doubleheader since weather canceled the first game Friday night. Donations will be collected starting at 4 p.m., between the first and second games. The Red Cross has a part in seven shelters that... more »
  • 500 Red Cross volunteers respond to La. flooding

    March 18, 2016 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 500 American Red Cross disaster workers have responded to Louisiana, with hundreds more responders active across the Gulf South where devastating flooding has impacted thousands of people. Thursday night, about 200 people stayed overnight at seven Red Cross and community-run shelters across the state. Kay... more »
  • Red Cross opens four additional shelters for residents impacted by flooding

    March 16, 2016 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross opened four additional shelters in Natchitoches, Rapides, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes for those affected by flooding due to the severe weather. Nearly 200 residents spent Tuesday night in 16 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana. Since the severe weather has slammed the... more »
  • Nearly 500 rescued from high water in Hammond Play Video

    March 11, 2016 8:44 AM

    HAMMOND- Emergency crews across Tangipahoa Parish have their hands full with widespread flooding and heavy rainfall. Authorities spent early Friday morning responding to calls about people trapped by the high flood waters. According to WWL-TV, nearly 200 stranded people had to be rescued throughout the Hammond area Friday morning. However... more »
  • Red Cross sets up shelter at Bossier Civic Center

    March 10, 2016 10:53 AM

    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... more »
  • Red Cross helps storm victims in Livingston Play Video

    March 1, 2016 5:47 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Volunteers continue to help out storm victims in the town of Livingston after an EF-2 tornado ripped through the town last Tuesday. So far, the American Red Cross has handed out more than 500 meals and more than 1,000 items like cleaning supplies and gloves, according to Red... more »
  • Red Cross providing mobile aid station for storm relief

    February 29, 2016 4:31 PM

    CONVENT – Red Cross disaster relief workers are still on the ground in Convent and other areas affected by last week’s severe weather. According to the Red Cross, volunteers served over 1,600 meals Saturday between lunch and dinner to residents in Assumption, Livingston, St. James and St. John the... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers provide free smoke alarms for MLK Day

    January 18, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 75 volunteers joined the Red Cross and Baton Rouge Fire Department to hand out free smoke detectors to people living in the Avenues area of Scotlandville on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most of the volunteers came from Southern University and Greater King David... more »
  • Red Cross opening shelter, bringing aid in wake of heavy rains

    October 26, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While widespread damage predicted in connection with the severity of Hurricane Patricia has been less than expected, remnants of the system have still placed families in Louisiana and across in the South in need of help. The Red Cross says heavy rains and overflowing waterways have... more »
  • Fans give $40,000 for flood relief at LSU vs USC

    October 13, 2015 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who attended the football game between LSU and the University of South Carolina gave generously to flood relief efforts in that state this past weekend. The American Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said fans gave more than $40,000 to the more than 40 volunteers... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for South Carolina at Tiger Stadium Saturday

    October 7, 2015 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is teaming up with LSU to help with disaster relief when LSU hosts USC for a USC home game at Tiger Stadium. “ LSU fans are always stepping up, and generously, to care for our neighbors facing and recovering from disasters – especially... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers dispatched to storm zones

    May 28, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- About a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are either en route or already on the ground in weather-disaster areas after storms this week. Nancy Malone, the spokesperson for the area Red Cross, said disaster teams have been dispatched in waves this week and more will leave... more »
  • Fires displace two families over Mother's Day weekend

    May 10, 2015 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is assisting two displaced families from fires over the weekend. Firefighters with Baton Rouge Fire Department and St. George Fire Department arrived at a three-plex on the 3000 block of Toulon Dr. to find fire shooting through the roof of one of the... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Red Cross to open shelter in EBR late Monday night

    April 27, 2015 11:42 PM

    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... more »
  • No one hurt in apartment fire

    April 6, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting displaced residents after a fire broke out in a Goodwood apartment complex. Firefighters responded to the two alarm fire around 7 p.m. Sunday night. It occured at the Old Goodwood Landing in Baton Rouge. At least one person was taken to the... more »
  • Preparation key to surviving fires Play Video

    January 14, 2015 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - When temperatures drop each winter, the number of house fires rises as people try to stay warm. That's already happened several times this year. When it does, the American Red Cross is there to assist families in need. Nancy Malone joined us on 2une In Wednesday morning... more »
  • Ukraine agrees to Red Cross-led aid mission

    August 11, 2014 10:32 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine says it has agreed on a Red Cross-led humanitarian aid operation with Russia, the European Union and other international partners to alleviate suffering in the separatist-held city of Luhansk. President Petro Poroshenko's office said in a statement Monday the plan had received backing from President Barack... more »
  • Shelter opening for apartment fire victims Play Video

    July 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross announced plans to open a shelter Wednesday evening for people put out of their homes by a large apartment fire in Baton Rouge. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said the Red Cross would open a shelter at the BREC Park at 4100 North Street starting... more »
  • First day of Pamplona bull-run sees 1 gored

    July 7, 2014 2:16 AM

    PAMPLONA, Spain - Spain's Red Cross says one person was gored as thousands of thrill-seekers tested their bravery and speed by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city of Pamplona on the first day of the annual San Fermin bull-running festival. Spokesman Jose Aldaba said... more »
  • Red Cross closes shelter in Gonzales

    May 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    GONZALES - The American Red Cross shelter that opened on Wednesday night after area flooding at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym is now closed. A Red Cross spokesperson said the shelter was opened for residents who were forced from their homes after Wednesday's downpours, but closed the shelter... more »
  • Red Cross opens Gonzales shelter for storm victims

    May 28, 2014 8:44 PM

    GONZALES- The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym for people who have been displaced by flooding from Wednesday's storms. The shelter opened at 8:30 Wednesday evening. "Our volunteers stand ready to provide the residents with food, a warm and dry place to... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers head to Jackson

    May 2, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson from the local Red Cross said two volunteers are driving an Emergency Response Vehicle from Baton Rouge to Jackson, Mississippi to provide support to those affected by the recent tornado outbreak. An American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle can provide up to 3,000 meals... more »
  • Red Cross responding following severe weather Play Video

    April 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The American Red Cross is helping out those in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday's deadly tornadoes. A volunteer team from south Louisiana will depart on Tuesday for Arkansas to manage Red Cross health services. More than 200 people spent the night in shelters... more »
  • Fire destroys apartments, residents spend freezing night at shelter Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people will be staying at a shelter Wednesday night and into Thursday after a massive fire ate most of their building. It took firefighters hours to battle the blaze. The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Plaza Apartments in... more »
  • Family of 8 gets help after losing their home to a fire

    November 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Butler family lost everything in a fire, but their community is stepping up to help just in time for Thanksgiving. The Butler family lost their home to a fire earlier this week. Everyone in the home escaped with minor burns. They weren't able to save... more »
  • Red Cross helping send cards to military

    November 11, 2013 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is providing away for Americans to send holiday cards to members of the military. The Holiday Mail for Heroes program runs through Dec. 6. Service members, veterans and their families around the world will receive cards. "It just takes a moment to... more »
  • Residents looking for place to stay after morning fire Play Video

    September 27, 2013 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An early morning apartment fire in Baton Rouge left six people homeless today. It happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of North 39th Street. Firefighters found an upstairs unit engulfed in flames. The other three units suffered smoke and water damage. The American Red... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping in Colorado Play Video

    September 20, 2013 11:57 AM

    COLORADO - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are helping victims of flooding in Colorado return to their damaged homes. Six people were killed and an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged in the flooding that began over the weekend. Eleven Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are in Colorado... more »
  • More volunteers leave La. to assist in Colo.

    September 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More Louisiana volunteers left Baton Rouge today to help the American Red Cross with flooding assistance in Colorado. Spokesperson Nancy Malone says 11 volunteers from south Louisiana are now on their way to the state. Those volunteers will help at Red Cross shelters and evacuation... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteer heading to flooded Colo.

    September 17, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Red Cross volunteer from Louisiana boarded a plane today to help people flooded out of their homes in Colorado. Carolyn Adams is one of hundreds of Red Cross workers in Colorado who are helping provide shelters for evacuated residents, health services, and emotional support. ... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers assisting after explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    GEISMAR - The Baton Rouge chapter of the Red Cross deployed volunteers today to help people affected by this morning's explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar. Volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support for workers and families with loved ones who were hurt in the... more »
  • Baseball fans give generously for tornado relief

    June 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Oklahoma fans attending last week's Super Regional matchup gave generously to support tornado disaster relief back in the Sooner State, according to the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said fans opened their wallets to give more than $14,130... more »
  • Red Cross to take tornado relief donations at Super Regonal

    June 5, 2013 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will be on hand at Alex Box Stadium this weekend for the NCAA Super Regional baseball games to take donations for tornado relief in the state of Oklahoma. LSU's opponent in the best two-out-of-three series is the University of Oklahoma. Games begin... more »
  • Organizations plan donation drives for Okla. twister victims

    May 21, 2013 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. Tuesday night, about 24-hours since the twister, an area church announced plans for a supply drive to get important items to the people of Moore, Okla. First Baptist Church in... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers deploy to Oklahoma

    May 21, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Teams of Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana left today to help people affected by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma. Red Cross spokesperson Nancy Malone said teams from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles all headed north early Tuesday morning with Emergency Response Vehicles. ... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping after Miss. storm

    February 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana arrived in southern Mississippi Monday to help with cleanup and relief efforts after a tornado this weekend. The seven volunteers took three Emergency Response Vehicles to help provide supplies and feed people affected by severe weather Sunday. The storms also... more »
  • Man escapes fire, explosions at his home Play Video

    January 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    ST. AMANT - Firefighters said an elderly man awoken by a fire blowing up bottles of oxygen managed to crawl to safety early this morning. Members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department were called to the home on Brignac Road around 4 a.m. Assistant Chief Derek LeBlanc said... more »

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