Release: Southeast Louisiana Chapter 9.15.08

American Red Cross shelters in Southeast Louisiana

Update as of 5 p.m., Sept. 15, 2008

SHELTERS

As residents put their lives and homes back together after Hurricane Gustav and the effects of Hurricane Ike, the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter is transitioning shelters daily, based on needs.

Today, shelters are open in:

  • Assumption: St. Philomena (120 Convent St., Labadieville, La.)
  • Jefferson: Pard Playground (5185 Arpent Road, Marrero, La.)
  • Lafourche: Larose Civic Center (307 E. 5th St., Cut Off, La.)
  • Terrebonne: Devon Keller Memorial Center (5575 Bayou Black Drive, Gibson, La.)
  • Terrebonne: Dumas Recreation Center (Tunnel Blvd. at Barataria Ave., Houma, La.)
  • Terrebonne: Schriever gymnasium (102 Kelsi Drive, Schriever, La.)

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Foods and water
  • Identification and important personal documents
  • Change of 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

FEEDING

As electricity is nearly restored throughout the New Orleans metro area, Red Cross emergency feeding efforts are focused on bayou areas where residents need food due to flooding and/or power outages. Red Cross mobile routes and fixed feeding sites will be adjusted daily to meet local needs.


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