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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 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.

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