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Red Cross remains available to assist flood victims

Anyone needing help should call 866-815-2738

Much work remains to be done in areas impacted by flooding in parts of central and southern Missouri and the American Red Cross will be there for the long term to assist those in need.

“Even though the Multi-Agency Relief Center (MARC) in Waynesville is closing today, the American Red Cross will continue meeting with people affected by the disaster and help guide them through the recovery process,” said Phillip Iman, the Red Cross disaster operations assistant director.

Anyone needing assistance after the MARC closes can call the Red Cross toll free at 866-815-2738. Red Cross volunteers will be available to meet with clients and provide assistance and referrals to other relief agencies.

Several local, county, state and non-profit agencies set up information tables at the MARC, which closes at 6 p.m. today (Friday).

The Red Cross has served 3,265 meals and 3,140 snacks, distributed 1,006 bulk items and 230 clean up kits since the relief operation began.

Red Cross volunteers are responding in 13 counties including: Barry, Camden, Cole, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Taney and Webster.

Disaster assessment teams were out today in Newburg and Sugar Tree in Pulaski County, Paydown and county roads off Highway 63 in Maries County and in Bagnell in Miller County.