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Sept. 15 NM Floods Shelter Open in Grants

The American Red Cross in New Mexico has opened a shelter in Glenwood (Catron County) at the Glenwood Elementary School and a temporary evacuation center at the Glenwood Community Center. The shelter at San Felipe Elementary School on San Felipe Pueblo is open again for evacuees from San Felipe Pueblo due to heavy rain and flooding last night.

The Roads to Glenwood have been closed due to the flood situation but are now open and a shelter operations team is on the way.

Damage Assessment is continuing in the Village of La Union in Dona Ana County. The Red Cross is providing bulk water and drinking water supplies to La Union as the water system is out.

The Red Cross is also responding to a request for drinking water in Crownpoint and is en route with two pallets of bottled water.

To donate to Local Disaster Relief go on line at or call 1-800REDCROSS. You can also call The American Red Cross in New Mexico at 505 265 8514 during business hours.

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.

Media Contact: Beverly L. Allen, Communications Coordinator, (505) 220 3097