Red Cross shelters thousands from the storm
(CNN) -- The American Red Cross is helping to care for thousands of evacuees seeking housing from Hurricane Lili by setting up public shelters. The following is a state-by-state breakdown:
The American Red Cross has established the above toll-free Disaster Information and Resource Center Hotline number for:
-- Shelter locations
-- Safety tips and evacuation guidelines
-- Where and how to receive Red Cross assistance
-- Ways to reduce potential damage to your home
-- Information for families seeking loved ones
-- Referrals to emergency and mental health services
-- Tips for talking with children about disasters
-- How to help with a gift of time, blood or money
850,000 to 900,000 people -- about 20 percent of the state's population -- are under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders in Louisiana.
Eleven parishes are under mandatory evacuation orders, five under recommended evacuations. Seventy-one shelters are open with 13,200 evacuees, not including special needs shelters.
In the state's shelters are 6,629 people in 37 facilities -- most of the evacuees are from Louisiana and some are from Port Arthur, Texas, according to the Red Cross.
All evacuation orders lifted at 9 a.m., state emergency official says
Eight shelters are open statewide. At least 150 people spent Wednesday night in them.
Hancock County is under mandatory evacuation order. Harrison and Jackson county residents were urged to evacuate. In the three counties, there are about 2,000 residents.
In Hattiesburg, Forrest County, there are 89 people at that shelter. Other evacuees are coming and going.
Shelter opened in Theodore in Mobile County.
Dauphin Island evacuated as a precaution.