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LSUA Shelter Ready for Evacuees

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. -- Here in Central Louisiana preparations are already underway for evacuees seeking shelter from the storm.

At the emergency shelter at LSUA, they're working through the night to set up thousands of cots.

Workers received the call around 4 p.m. Sunday to get ready. They say they needed to have 100 cots set up within the hour and 500 cots by midnight.

By Monday morning there should be enough space for at least 2,000 people.

But, right now, they're ready to go and willing to accept.

"Our mission tonight is that we will have this shelter set up and fully functioning by 8 o'clock in the morning," said Moody Tradewell, who's overseeing the shelter. "Which means that we will have all of our cots set up and we will be totally ready to go however many evacuees are sent this way."

State Police, RPSO, DHH and the National Guard are just a few of the agencies lending a hand at the shelter.

The LSUA shelter is the only one in the state with two functions: providing medical treatment and critical transportation needs.

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