Hurricane Isaac
10:34 am
Fri September 7, 2012

State closes last medical shelter after Isaac

The state's last medical special needs shelter, opened before Hurricane Isaac, has been closed.

State officials say the shelter at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans closed Wednesday, after the shelter's final patient was discharged.

During the height of Isaac, Louisiana operated five special needs shelters at LSU in Baton Rouge and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, in Alexandria and Bossier and at the Morial Convention Center.

Officials say the special needs shelters provided care to more than 400 residents with complex medical needs that didn't require hospitalization but made them ineligible for a general shelter.

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