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Supporting Emergency Shelters For Arkansas Flood Victims

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Emergency shelter locations and directions can also be found on the app not just in Arkansas, but surrounding states affected by flooding

The American Red Cross serving Arkansas continues to monitor the effects of this week’s rains and the impact flood waters are having across south and east Arkansas.

The Red Cross is supporting emergency shelters with cots, blankets, food and disaster relief supplies for flood victims at the following locations:

The Tabernacle Baptist Church

1109 Nth School Street

Dermott

1st Baptist Church

312 Seaman’s Drive

McGhee, 71654

North Crossett First Baptist Church

1035 AR Highway 133 North

Crossett, 71635

Red Cross Disaster Teams provided emergency care to residents in Quitman (Cleburne County) affected by storms with strong winds that moved across the state Tuesday night.

Monitoring continues for additional areas that may be impacted by continuing rains and rising waters sources. If anyone is affected by floods and in need of disaster relief please call the Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS. For needs with emergency evacuation or water rescue call 911.

Arkansans are reminded to download the Red Cross Emergency app to stay receive flood and flash flood alerts that continue to affect the state. ‘The app also provides useful tips to be prepared for flooding, as well as what to do should you be affected by a flood.” Stated Regional Director of Communications, Brigette Williams. “Emergency shelter locations and directions can also be found on the app not just in Arkansas, but surrounding states affected by flooding.”

Persons living in low lying areas, as well as those near creeks, ravines are reminded to be extra vigilant of rising water levels overnight. ‘It’s important to be prepared to leave your neighborhood before roads are covered in water to minimize loss of life,” stated Williams.