Town of Jean Lafitte will be opening a shelter for those who live in mobile homes and low lying homes

A welcome sign at the tourist center is barely visible along flooded streets in Lafitte, outside of New Orleans, on August 31, 2012 in Louisiana, where Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney rushed to visit in a bid to burnish his presidential credentials ahead of his November battle with President Barack Obama. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Jean Lafitte, La. –  Mayor Kerner will be opening a shelter for residents of Lafitte, Barataria and Crown Point at the Civic Center this afternoon.

A shelter will be in place for those who live in mobile homes and low lying homes. The Civic Center, located at 4953 City Park Dr in Lafitte will open at 2:00 pm. Residents staying at the shelter are asked to bring overnight necessities. The building has shower facilities.