The F. G. Clark Center on Southern University's campus on June 14, 2018.

Updated 7:26 a.m.

The F.G. Clark Activity Center, located at 801 Harding Blvd, is now open as a shelter to the community. The shelter is staffed by the American Red Cross and has capacity for 400 citizens, city-parish officials announced. 


The city-parish opened a temporary shelter last Thursday and has staged other locations throughout the parish in case permanent sites are needed as Tropical Storm Barry continues its crawl toward the region. 

[Update, 10 a.m. Saturday: Barry has been upgraded to a hurricane.]

The Charles R. Kelly Community Center, located at 3535 Riley Street in Baton Rouge, is serving as "a community receiving center/temporary shelter" in order to determine assistance based on a citizen’s needs.

In the event shelters are needed, the city-parish has staged locations on stand-by that are ready to be activated on command, officials have said. 

Email Terry Jones at tjones@theadvocate.com