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Washington Parish to open emergency shelters in advance of Isaac

Washington Parish President Richard Thomas has asked the Red Cross to assist in opening shelters in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac's landfall, the parish said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

Shelters will open at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, the parish said, and remain open until the inclement weather subsides.

The shelters are safe havens only, the parish said, and do not have backup electricity. Residents are urged to bring necessities such as bedding, toiletries and medications with them.

Shelters are located at:

Franklinton High School
1 Demon Circle
Franklinton, LA 70438

Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church
510 Ave B
Bogalusa La 70427

Residents seeking more information on Washington Parish shelters are advised to call the Washington Parish Emergency Operations Center at (985) 839-7825. The parish asks that everyone plan ahead and be careful whether they choose to stay at home or make use of these facilities.

Jason Saul served as WWNO's Director of Digital Services. In 2017 he took a position at BirdNote, in Seattle.

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