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Red Cross opens hurricane evacuation shelter

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, October 07 2017 Oct 7, 2017 October 07, 2017 3:00 PM October 07, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

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. 


Tangipahoa Parish

OPEN NOW: Greenville Park* – 111 J.W. Davis Dr., Hammond, LA 70401

*The Greenville Park evacuation shelter has opened in response to the mandatory evacuation of St. Bernard Parish residents outside of the levee system.

Washington Parish

WILL OPEN 5:00PM - Franklinton High School – 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton, LA 70438

WILL OPEN 5:00PM - Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church – 510 Ave. B, Bougalusa, LA 70427

The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to a Red Cross evacuation shelter to bring personal items for each member of their family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Extra clothing
  • Pillows, blankets and other comfort items
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Important documents
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Supplies needed for children and infants such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you

Check back for updates. 


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