Bossier City is setting up cots in its Civic Center to handle evacuees who have special medical needs. The shelter, which could handle as many as 100 evacuees, will be overseen by the state Department of Health and Hospitals. In previous such emergencies, the city has set up cots while DHH brings in other special equipment.
All City of Shreveport departments are in a heightened level of awareness as the state prepares to deal with potential flooding, damage and evacuations related to TS Isaac.
The city is working with the state through the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security. The state has two Critical Transport Needs (CTN) shelters open: the old Sam's Club at Jewella Avenue and I-220; and Westpark (7455 Atkinson Drive) in West Shreveport. These building can hold 2,400 and 1,500 evacuees.
Shreveport also has capacity for an additional 500 evacuees at Riverview Theater. That facility is on standby and will be used if needed.
The following three shelters also are on standby and will be opened if needed.
LSU-S will at 4 p.m. if needed and will remain open 24 hours.
Southern University Shreveport Bossier
3050 Martin Luther King Dr.
Northwestern State University in Natchitoches
170 Tarlton Drive
Those who wish to stay in hotels can check occupancy rates at http://www.shreveport-bossier.org/hotels/accommodations-reporting-vacancies/ to find out if the hotel has rooms available.
The Red Cross will open a shelter at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church located at 4000 Moores Lane in Texarkana beginning 8:00 pm Tuesday.
St. Louis Baptist Church at 4000 Frankston Highway opened at 8 p.m. Monday. For more information call Tammy Prater at 903-752-1854.
Copyright 2012 KSLA. All rights reserved.
Three intruders, authorities say, broke into the rear of the home and were met by an the armed 23-year-old son of the homeowner.More >>
Troopers with the Department of Public Safety and deputies with the Dickens County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of a fatal crash near Spur, TX.More >>
A University of South Carolina student wants action after he says he was viciously attacked outside a Five Points bar St. Patrick's Day weekend.More >>