The American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter is responding across the Greater St. Louis area, after significant storms tore through Friday night.
A Red Cross shelter is open for those affected by these recent storms. It is at the James J. Eagan Center, 1 James J. Eagan Drive, Florissant, MO 63033. The shelter opened at 3 p.m. Saturday. Meals will be served to those at the shelter.
Several disaster assessment teams are on the ground in St. Charles and North St. Louis County. Trained Red Cross disaster response volunteers are canvassing the hardest hit areas to determine the needs of affected residents. Red Cross emergency response vehicles are moving throughout those areas to provide drinks and snacks to residents along with those responding to the relief and recovery efforts. Red Cross disaster response teams are also working with emergency management officials on the Illinois side of the river to determine any immediate needs of affected residents in those areas.
As always following a disaster, the Red Cross can provide affected residents with basic emergency needs such as food, a safe place to stay and emotional support, as well as a recovery plan for the days to come. Those residents who have been affected by these recent storms can contact the Red Cross for disaster assistance at (314) 516-2800.
Immediately following a storm, people often need information about what to do next and how to recover. Please visit our website for what to do before, during and after a storm. People can also download the free Red Cross Tornado App.
Those who would like to lend a helping hand and volunteer during this disaster can contact the United Way by calling 2-1-1 or visiting this United Way web site.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous donors. The American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter is a proud member agency of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.