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  • Shelters in need of items after taking in dozens from bitter cold Play Video

    January 1, 2018 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the mercury continues to dip in our area, local shelters are seeing a spike in people who need to get out of the cold. At St. Vincent DePaul, nearly 100 people used the facilities there to get out of the cold. Tonight, volunteers expect the need to... more »
  • Red Cross opens hurricane evacuation shelter

    October 7, 2017 10:34 AM

    HAMMOND - One shelter opened in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday for people looking for better shelter as Hurricane Nate takes aim at the Gulf Coast. Two additional shelters will also open in Washington Parish later in the day. CLICK HERE FOR THE FORECAST CENTER Tangipahoa Parish OPEN... more »
  • Uber partners with Red Cross to give discounted rides to shelters

    August 22, 2016 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In partnership with the American Red Cross, Uber is offering discounted rides to people in Baton Rouge and Lafayette who have been impacted by last week's flooding. Uber is giving $15,000 in ride credits to those staying at emergency shelters in and around Baton Rouge and... more »
  • 2,800 people remain in shelters after flooding

    August 22, 2016 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 2,800 people remain in shelters a week after the devastating flooding that wrecked homes across south Louisiana. The Department of Children and Family Services announced the latest figure Monday. The storm and its flooding have damaged an estimated 60,000 homes and forced thousands to seek... more »
  • Latest listing of shelters open in flooded parishes

    August 13, 2016 6:10 PM

    East Baton Rouge Parish: Baker Civic Club 2640 N Magnolia Baker, LA BREC Park at Hamilton Avenue 16200 Hamilton Avenue Baton Rouge, LA BREC Park at Flannery 801 Flannery Road Baton Rouge, LA F.G. Clark Activity Center 801 Harding Blvd Baton Rouge, LA Leo... more »
  • New law provides for more animal shelter oversight

    June 17, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New legislation will require publicly funded animal shelters in the state to register with the animal welfare officials in an effort to identify areas in the state where more animal assistance is needed. The law, which passed with amendments, was brought about because the Humane Society... 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • CATS says they're making good on 2-year-old promises Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System claims they are finally making good on promises made two years ago. Voters approved raising $10 million, hoping for big changes from the cash strapped bus system. They were promised shorter wait times, express lines to the airport and universities, new... more »

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