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SUNDAY UPDATE: Red Cross shelters opening, closing as floods rise and fall

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The American Red Cross has opened several emergency shelters across Louisiana as flood waters force families out of their homes.

According to the Red Cross, more than 650 people spent Friday night in shelters all over Louisiana and they expect several more as the threat of rain and flooding continues.

A full list of current Red Cross Shelters as of 11:30 a.m. on March 12 is below.

Bossier Parish

  • Bossier Civic Center – 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, La. 71111

Caddo Parish

  • Southern University-Shreveport Gym – 3050 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Shreveport, La. 71107

Caldwell Parish

  • Caldwell Parish Community Center – 6539 Highway 165 South, Duty Ferry, La. 71418

Grant Parish

  • Grant Civic Center – 1290 Main St., Colfax, La. 71417

Lincoln Parish

  • Trinity United Methodist Church – 1000 Woodward Ave., Ruston, La. 71270

Livingston Parish

  • First United Methodist Church of Denham Springs – 319 Mattie St., Denham Springs, La. 70726

Morehouse Parish

  • First Baptist Church Family Life Center – 560 E. Madison Ave., Bastrop, La. 71270

Ouachita Parish

  • Henrietta Johnson Center – 2800 Burg Jones Lane, Monroe, La. 71202
  • Liller Marbles Recreation Department – 2950 Renwick St., Monroe, La. 71201
  • Emily P. Robinson Center – 3504 Jackson, Monroe, La. 71202
  • Saul Adler Community Center – 3900 Westminster Ave., Monroe, La. 71201
  • West Monroe Sports Complex – 1802 N. Seventh St., West Monroe, La. 71291

St. Tammany Parish

  • Fendlasson Community Center – 13296 Highway 40, Folsom, La. 70437

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Eagle Heights Church – 47318 Rufus Bankston Road, Tickfaw, La. 70466

Union Parish

  • Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center – 116 Cox Ferry Road, Farmerville, La. 71241

West Carroll Parish

  • Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center – 10284 Highway 17 South, Oak Grove, La. 71263

Community-run shelters

  • Rayville Civic Center – 706 N. Louisa St., Rayville, La. 71269
  • Covington High School – 73030 Lion Drive, Covington, La. 70433
  • Shell Training Center – 23260 Shell Lane, Robert, La. 70455
  • First United Methodist Church of Minden – 903 Broadway, Minden, La. 71055

The Red Cross recommends anyone evacuating to bring the following essential items:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is in affected area and 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
  • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
  • Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself

For more information on what to do before, during and after a flood, please visit redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood.

For more updates, follow the American Red Cross of Louisiana on Twitter at @LaRedCross1. You can also visit redcross.org/Louisiana or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

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