Red Cross Responding Across Missouri After Severe Flooding

Dozens of People Have Spent the Night, Hundreds of Meals Have Been Served.

**UPDATE**: American Red Cross Closing Miller County Shelter

Two Shelters Remain Open in Pulaski and Taney Counties

The American Red Cross is closing its shelter at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Miller County, as there is no longer a need for the shelter in that area. Meanwhile two other shelters remain open in the following locations:

  • St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, St. Robert, MO
  • Pulaski County

  • New Beginnings Fellowship, 151 Elm Street, Hollister, MO
  • Taney County

    More than 40 Red Cross employees and volunteers are providing food, shelter and emotional support across the area. They have served hundreds of meals to displaced residents and first responders. Dozens of people have spent the night in local shelters.

    For additional questions or information about this Red Cross response, please call 1-866-815-2738.

    The Red Cross continues to conduct damage assessments throughout the state to determine the emergency needs of affected residents. Additional shelter sites and volunteers are on standby to assist in the continued efforts.

    FLOOD SAFETY

    Red Cross steps to follow if your community is affected by flooding:

  • Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
  • If a flood or flash flood warning is issued for someone’s area, they should head for higher ground and stay there.
  • People should stay away from floodwaters. If someone comes across an area where water is above their ankles, they should stop, turn around and go another way. If they encounter a flooded road while driving, they should also turn around and go another way. If the car is caught in rising water, they should get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.
  • It is important to be especially cautious at night when it is harder to see flood dangers.
  • Children are curious and should be kept out of the water.
  • HOW TO HELP

    You can help people affected by disasters like the recent floods, home fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the words REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter.