Red Cross opening shelter in Livingston Parish

Red Cross opening shelter in Livingston Parish
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 12:11pm

WHAT: Shelter opening in Walker as tropical storm impacts Livingston Parish.

WHO: Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) and the American Red Cross, Louisiana Capital Area Chapter.

WHY: Due to affects from Tropical Storm Lee, the OEP in Livingston Parish will open a shelter this afternoon with support from the American Red Cross.

WHEN: Sheltering will be available for Saturday, September 3 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Walker Freshman School
13443 Burgess Avenue
Walker, LA 70785

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.


Find a complete list of open Red Cross Shelters by viewing an interactive Google map at 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

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