Texas evacuees now at state-run shelter in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - About 100 evacuees from Texas have come to Shreveport, now taking up refuge in the Old Sam's Club shelter that's run by the state of Louisiana.

A spokesman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said they took in the Texas evacuees because shelters in the Lone Star State are filled to capacity.

"We know all too well how difficult times like this can be. Losing your home and belongings are traumatic experiences. The least we can do is provide a place of refuge until our neighbors can get back on their feet." said GOHSEP Director Mark Cooper.

Meanwhile the American Red Cross said it has closed down its shelters at Southern Univerity in Shreveport and the Martin Luther King Center in Natchitoches. The shelter at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston will close Tuesday at noon.