Wednesday, September 12

Red Cross gets ready

A tractor trailer of Red Cross supplies is in place at the Lake Charles Civic Center for people who seek shelter there from Tropical Storm Humberto.

At 8:22 p.m. -- the American Press' third visit tonight -- Denver Kaufman of the Civic Center staff was directing efforts at the coliseum, where Calcasieu Parish employees have parked a Red Cross 18-wheeler at the service entrance.

The supplies are from the Red Cross' Kirkman Street facility. They were trucked across town with a parish rig earlier this evening.

There was no rain, and no people seeking shelter yet, as parish employees cranked the trailer level and placed wood chocks under its tires.

People who want to shelter at the Civic Center are asked to bring their own supplies.

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