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Mega-shelter opened in Alexandria for Texas flood survivors

6 years 10 months 1 week ago Thursday, August 31 2017 Aug 31, 2017 August 31, 2017 8:25 AM August 31, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

BATON ROUGE- An LSU AgCenter mega-shelter opened last night in Alexandria for Texas residents affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

The shelter is staffed by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

There were 2,000 cots set up August 25 in preparation for possible flooding.

“Taking care of people in their hour of need is what we do at DCFS,” said Marketa Garner Walters, secretary of the DCFS. “Our team assigned to the Alexandria shelter served flood victims in shelters in August and we’re ready to welcome our neighbors who have been through so much with this storm.”

The American Red Cross is also opening two more shelters. Shelters will be at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles and Christian Love Baptist Church in Alexandria.

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