Harvey survivors head home to Texas
Posted on 9/6/2017 5:30:00 AM.

Hurricane Harvey survivors sheltering in Louisiana are heading back home, as the Department of Children and Family Services is closing the shelters in both Shreveport and Alexandria. Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says Texas authorities are ready to welcome residents back to the Lone Star State.

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DCFS opens second state run shelter to house Texas flood victims
Posted on 9/1/2017 6:14:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve decided to open a second mega-shelter in the state for Texas flood victims, this time in Shreveport. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says they’re also taking care of nearly 2000 Lone Star State residents in Alexandria.
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Shelter pets being moved from River Center to a nearby prison
Posted on 8/29/2016 12:07:00 PM.

State Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain announces pets that were separated from their owner in the flood have been moved from their mobile pet shelter to a location at the Dixon Correctional Institute in East Feliciana parish. He says the move comes as a result of a donation from the Humane Society.

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Plans underway to determine temporary housing for flood victims
Posted on 8/18/2016 11:23:00 AM.

The Department of Children and Family Services says as of Thursday, there are over 4,000 flood victims still in shelters. Deputy Secretary Terri Ricks says some people moved to different locations once the water receded and the power came back on.

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Celtic Movie Studio turns into a shelter for thousands of flood victims
Posted on 8/17/2016 11:16:00 AM.

As the flood water rose, many people were fleeing to shelter. Celtic Media Studios in Baton Rouge opened their doors to thousands of people who were forced out of their homes after the devastating storm. Director of Studio Operations Patrick Mulhearn says the lull in the film industry actually turned out to be a blessing.

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