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Red Cross Opening Emergency Shelters in South Sioux City, Nebraska and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa Following Severe Weather

Teen girl in a Red Cross Shelter
If you or someone you know needs Red Cross assistance, please call your local chapter.

At the request of Woodbury County, Iowa Emergency Management and Dakota County, Nebraska Emergency Management the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is opening emergency shelters for residents affected by Sunday’s severe weather.

24/7 Shelters:
Sergeant Bluff Community Center
903 Topaz Drive
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054

South Sioux City Middle School
3625 G Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

If you or someone you know needs Red Cross assistance, please call your local chapter:

  • (712)252-4081 - Siouxland Area Chapter serving Buena Vista, Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux, Woodbury, Union, SD and Dakota, NE counties.
  • (319)393-3500 - Grant Wood Area Chapter serving Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Delaware, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties.
  • (319)234-6831 - Hawkeye Chapter serving Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Fayette and Grundy counties.
  • (515)243-7681 - Central Iowa Area Chapter serving Carroll, Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Polk, Cass, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur and Wayne counties.
  • (641)753-3371 - Iowa Rivers Chapter serving Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Poweshiek and Tama counties.
  • (515)576-1911 - Brushy Creek Area Chapter serving Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas and Webster counties.

The Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is updating social media sites (Facebook, search American Red Cross Iowa and on Twitter, @GreaterIA_ARC) with the very latest information on where people can go for assistance.

How You Can Help
Help people affected by disasters like floods, tornadoes and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit, or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.