Shelter List – From the Advocate

Shelters in Louisiana Advocate staff report

Ascension Parish

Shelters open at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Donaldsonville and Dutchtown high schools.

Assumption Parish

A shelter of last resort opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Belle Rose Middle School, 7717 La. 1, Belle Rose.

The school will run off generator power. All evacuees should bring all needed items, such as sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, toiletries, personal hygiene items, medicines, food, water and personal identification. No cots will be provided.

East Baton Rouge Parish

LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House, adjacent to the Bernie Moore Track and Field facility, for medical and special needs, eligibility required. Call (800) 349-1372 for information.

Iberville Parish

Plaquemine Senior High: 59595 Belleview Drive, Plaquemine

East Iberville High: 3825 Highway 75, St. Gabriel

North Iberville High: 13770 Highway 77, Rosedale

Livingston Parish

Albany High School opens at 6 p.m.

Doyle High School in Livingston will open as a shelter at 6 p.m. Monday. The shelter will not be able to accommodate pets.

Live Oak Middle School in Watson will be open at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Pointe Coupee Parish

Scott Civic Center: 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads.

St. Helena Parish

The St. Helena Central High School gym will serve as a shelter for residents if needed. The St. Helena Central Elementary School gym will house any overflow. Both schools are in Greensburg.

St. James Parish

St. James Parish opens shelters at 6 p.m. Monday for parish residents only at Lutcher High School in Lutcher and St. James High School in Vacherie. Shelter transportation will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Call the parish Department of Human Resources at (225) 562-2352 to schedule a ride. To accommodate residents with special needs, call (800) 228-9409. Bring medication and all necessities, including water and food for 72 hours.

St. Mary Parish

The Berwick Civic Center opened as a shelter at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Those seeking shelter need to bring their own supplies, including food, clothes, bedding, medicines and flashlights. Residents may need a light leaving their homes and getting into the shelter.

Tangipahoa Parish

Six public shelters of last resort will open at 5 p.m. Monday. Shelters are staffed to provide security and shelter only. Residents should bring food, water, bedding, medications and any other needed personal items. Shelter locations are Hammond Westside Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, Natalbany Elementary School, Nesom Middle School, Amite High School and Kentwood High Magnet School. Residents who evacuate to shelters with pets must have the pet in a carrier, with an adequate leash, collar, food, bowls and medications. Pets will not be housed at the shelter for residents, but will be transported to a separate site for housing and care.

Washington Parish

Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church: 510 Ave. B, Bogalusa.

Franklinton High School: 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton.

Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church: 510 Ave. B, Bogalusa.

West Baton Rouge Parish

The Erwinville Community Center and the Addis VFW Hall will be open as shelters beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday. No pets allowed.

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