When I arrived yesterday we were directed to Hirsch shelter (fair grounds). Needless to say the public shelter was full to capacity. It is also considered to be a flooding zone!
We were then sent to the Northwest Louisiana Chapter in Shreveport. I am working in staff services assigning Red Cross volunteers from every specialty possible. All public shelters (11) are full to capacity (800-1000 people each) & no other clients can be accepted per the fire marshals.
The only staff shelter available last night was full. Several volunteers, including myself slept at the chapter on air mattresses. Although it was freezing we were thankful. Breakfast was donated by What-a-Burger.
This morning we were told to expect 18 inches of rain with severe chances of flooding. Preparing the best way possible to withstand the soon to be incoming rain.
Will update as soon as more info comes in.