The American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter in Baton Rouge at 11:30 p.m. Monday to assist those affected by the severe weather.
Red Cross workers are providing a safe place to sleep, food and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs, the agency said in a news release.
The Red Cross-managed shelter is at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 5805 Jones Creek Road.
Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:
— Prescriptions and emergency medications.
— Foods that meet special dietary requirements.
— Identification and other important personal documents.
— Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items.
— Supplies for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys.
— Special items for family members who are elderly or have disabilities.
— Chargers for any electronic devices.
Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters; however, service animals are permitted.