Officials are setting up a temporary bus system to help people in and around Baton Rouge whose vehicles were damaged by flooding. The bus service, provided by a private company, will run from downtown Baton Rouge to the towns of Gonzales, Walker, Denham Springs, Central and Geismar.

The contract is for one week, but services could be extended if there's a need, state Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson said in a news release.

Mike Steele, spokesman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, said Sunday that two disaster recovery centers also have opened in areas that flooded in south Louisiana. He says more will open as buildings are found with enough parking and proper access for people with disabilities.

Steele said more than $30 million in federal housing assistance has been approved for residents in the state. About 3,200 people remained in shelters.


Morning pick up

• Gonzales: Tanger Outlet Mall (I-10 at LA 30), Tanger Boulevard, Gonzales, 70737. Leave 6:00 a.m.

• Walker: Winn Dixie 28145 Walker South Road, Walker, 70785. Leave 6:00 a.m.

• Denham Springs: Walgreens, (corner of Range and Florida) 101 Florida Avenue SE, Denham Springs, 70726.Leave at 6:30 a.m.

• Central: Central City Hall, 13421 Hooper Road, Central, 70818. Leave at 6:30 a.m.

• Geismar: Dutchtown Crossing, 13375 LA 73, Geismar, 70734. Leave at 6:30 a.m.

All buses are scheduled to arrive downtown at 7:15 a.m. and the CATS terminal at 7:30 a.m.

Morning drop off

• Downtown Baton Rouge: (1) corner of Main Street and 4th Street and (2) corner of 4th Street and Florida Street

• CATS Transfer Terminal: – corner of Florida Street with 22nd Street

Afternoon pick up

• CATS Terminal: Leave at 5:15 p.m.

• Downtown: Leave at 5:30 p.m.

Afternoon drop off

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