Information on shelters and what to bring, according to the American Red Cross.
(Opened Monday, Sept. 5)
The American Red Cross has opened a new shelter location late Monday afternoon in Baton Rouge.
Residents, whose homes have been damaged by Tropical Storm Lee, can go to the shelter at the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd.
A shelter in the New Orleans area in Marrero is open at 5185 Eighty Arpent Road, Marrero, La., 70072.
Essential items for Shelter stays
American Red Cross shelters will provide food and safe shelter during the storm. Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family including:
• Prescriptions and emergency medications
• Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
• Important personal documents
• Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, 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
• Note – Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters; however service animals are permitted.
List of open Red Cross Shelters
Find a complete list of open Red Cross Shelters by viewing an interactive Google map at
www.redcross.org or by downloading the free Red Cross shelter app for the iPhone from the iTunes store. A mobile-friendly version of the Hurricane Safety Checklist is now available for smart phone users to download at www.redcross.org/mobile.
For more information: Visit the Red Cross web site or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).