Red Cross opens more shelters due to flooding

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(WNGO) — The Red Cross announced that as of 7:30 Friday night, it was operating 33 shelters to assist people displaced by the day’s flash floods.

Here is a list of the shelters by parish:

Ascension Parish
Lamar Dixon – St. Landry Road, Gonzales
East Baton Rouge Parish
BREC Park at Flannery – 801 Flannery Road, Baton Rouge
BREC Park at Kernan – 333 Kernan, Baton Rouge
BREC Park at Longfellow – 5201 Longfellow, Baton Rouge
Central Starkey Gym – 10510 Joor Road, Central
Charles R. Kelly Center – 3535 Riley Street, Baton Rouge
First Baptist Church (Zachary) – 4200 Main St., Zachary
F. G. Clark Activity Center — 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge
Galilee Baptist Church – 11050 Greenwell Springs Road, Zachary
Leo S. Butler — 950 Washington St., Baton Rouge
McKinley Middle School – 1550 Eddie Robinson, Baton Rouge
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church — 4727 McHugh, Zachary
Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge – 16761 Tiger Bend Road, Baton Rouge
Zoar Baptist Church – 11848 Hooper Road, Central
East Feliciana Parish
Mt. Hope Baptist – Highway 10, Clinton
Slaughter Fire Station – Highway 19, Slaughter
Iberia Parish
Cyr-Gates Community Center – 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia
Lafayette Parish
Heymann Center – 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette
Livingston Parish
Bethel Baptist Church – 20419 Circle Drive, Livingston
First United Methodist Church – Third Street, Denham Springs
Judson Baptist Church – 32470 Walker Road, Walker
Live Oak United Methodist — 34890 La. Hwy 16, Denham Springs
Walker Baptist Church — 10696 Florida Blvd., Walker
Riverside Baptist Church – 36890 Highway 16, Watson
St. Helena Parish
St. Helena High School – 14340 Highway 37, Greensburg
St. Landry Parish
World Ministries – 1960 West Laurel Ave., Eunice
Opelousas Civic Center – 1638 Creswell Lane, Opelousas
Tangipahoa Parish
Amite Community Center – 101 W. Chestnut, Amite
Coquille Sports Complex – 13505 La. Hwy 1085, Covington
Kentwood High School – 603 Ninth St., Kentwood
Mike Kenny Center – 601 W. Coleman, Hammond
Vermilion Parish
Abbeville Boys & Girls Club – 301 A.A. Comeaux Memorial Parkway, Abbeville
Washington Parish
Franklinton High School – 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton

Anyone evacuating to one of the shelters should bring essential items for each family member including:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
  • Hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you

The Red Cross says more shelters could open as needed over the weekend.

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