Red Cross Continues Local Flood Response Efforts

All Red Cross Emergency Shelters Are Now Closed

[CLARKSVILLE], [SUNDAY, April 28, 2013] – All three Red Cross shelters that were opened in Clarksville, Dover and Erin, TN to assist a total of 52 evacuated residents due to flash flooding, have now closed as all residents have either returned home or been relocated to a hotel.

WHAT: All Red Cross Emergency shelters have now closed

WHO: Local residents affected by flash flooding

WHY: To help meet emergency, disaster-caused needs

WHEN: Sunday, April 28th

WHERE: Houston, Stewart and Montgomery Counties

Red Cross volunteers are currently conducting damage assessment in Henry, Houston, Montgomery and Stewart and Montgomery Counties.

Red Cross reminds the community about some safety precautions following a powerful storm or flooding:

  • Never drive through a flooded roadway. You cannot predict how deep the water may be.
  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
  • Continue to listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or to local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions, as access to roads or some parts of the community may be blocked.
  • Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or disabled.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately.
  • Watch your animals closely. Keep them under your direct control.
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.