Emergency Shelter Opens For Monroe County Flood Victims

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'Persons staying overnight are asked to bring personal identification and a few comfort items. They are also reminded to leave pets in a safe place while they are away from home.'

The American Red Cross in Arkansas will open an emergency shelter at 8:00pm, Tuesday, July 8th, for Monroe County flood victims at the following location:

First Baptist Church

215 Elm Street, Brinkley

The shelter is available for residents who continue to experience flood waters around and in homes as continuing rains affect the area.

While a cot and snacks will be provided this evening, persons staying overnight at the shelter are asked to bring a few comfort items, in addition to personal identification:

  • Prescription medications, dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids and batteries
  • Medical supplies/equipment to monitor diabetes, asthma, etc.
  • Pillow & blanket
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • A change of clothing
  • Formula and pack of diapers for infants
  • Any needed supplies for children
  • Quiet toys/reading materials
  • Extra batteries for electronic toys and other items, plus ear plugs
  • Because emergency shelters are for people, residents are asked to make arrangements for their pet’s safety prior to leaving home.
  • More tips on flood safety can be found here. “Anyone in Arkansas should also download the free Red Cross Tornado and Flood App,” stated American Red Cross in Arkansas Communications Officer Brigette Williams. “Both have great information for before, during and after a tornado or flood, plus power outage tips.” The app also features a tornado siren and flash flood alert that will sound even when the apps are closed. The apps can be downloaded from the iTunes or Google Play Store. It can also be received by calling **REDCROSS. A text message with the link will be sent to your smartphone.

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