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Shelters Offer Refuge from Flooding

Phil Roeder
As the number of evacuees grows, shelters open to accomodate them.

Update 3:30 p.m. March 10

Flood waters throughout northeast Louisiana have displaced residents. Shelters open include:

  • West Monroe Recreation Center, 1802 North 7th Street, 318-388-0260
  • St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 143 Church Street, Sterlington, 318-665-4479
  • Emily P. Robinson Community Center, 3504 Jackson Street, Monroe, 329-3238
  • Swartz First Baptist Church, 1983 Highway 139, Monroe, 343-0287
  • Saul Adler Community Center, -- at capacity -- 3900 Westminister, Monroe 318-329-2446
  • Johnson Community Center, -- at capacity -- 2800 Berg Jones Lane, Monroe 318-329-3288
  • Marbles Community Center -- at capacity -- 2950 Renwick Street, Monroe 329-4648

Outside the Monroe/West Monroe area, shelters available include:

  • Trinity Methodist Church in Ruston, 1000 Woodward Avenue, 251-0750
  • Rayville Civic Center, 706 Louisa Street in Rayville
  • Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center, 116 Cox Ferry Road, Farmerville, 318-368-3729

Anyone needing help evacuating from a home due to special circumstances or medical issues should call 9-1-1.

Jay calls himself a "media producer" in a world of diversification. Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film Production from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked in video, feature film and television production for over 10 years before joining KEDM full time.
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