State partners with Louisiana 211 to provide disaster sheltering, information for Tropical Storm Barry

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BATON ROUGE, La. (GOHSEP) - Anyone looking for shelter from Tropical Storm Barry can call 211 or text keyword LASHELTER to 898211 for the most current sheltering information.

Shelter information is updated as it becomes available.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is working closely with Louisiana 211 and the Louisiana Association of United Ways to provide residents with vital information and support in connection with this storm event.

The free service, which is accessible to all Louisiana residents, is available 24-7.

Before going to a shelter, bring your identification, medications and other essential items. Not all shelters can accommodate pets. For questions about pet sheltering, contact your local Office of Emergency Preparedness.

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