Red Cross Shelters Open to Support Residents Affected by Flooding in South-Central MO

The Red Cross has shelter sites on standby and more volunteers ready to deploy if necessary.

Two American Red Cross Shelters Open to Support Residents Affected by South-Central MO Flooding. Volunteers Conducting Damage Assessments and Delivering Meals.

In Pulaski County, the Red Cross is operating a shelter at the St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, St. Robert. There, Red Cross volunteers are providing shelter, food and emotional support to those in need. 14 people spent Tuesday night at the shelter. Red Cross volunteers served 200 meals during lunch Wednesday and expect to serve as many dinners. Red Cross volunteers have also served meals throughout the community to affected residents and first responders. They are also conducting damage assessments throughout this affected area to determine the needs of residents.

A second shelter is open at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, MO in response to a local evacuation at Camp Bagnell. Red Cross staff and volunteers are also assessing the needs throughout the surrounding counties and are on standby to provide additional support.

For additional questions or information about this Red Cross response, please call 1-866-815-2738.

FLOOD SAFETY

Red Cross steps to follow if your community is affected by flooding:

  • Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
  • If a flood or flash flood warning is issued for someone’s area, they should head for higher ground and stay there.
  • People should stay away from floodwaters. If someone comes across an area where water is above their ankles, they should stop, turn around and go another way. If they encounter a flooded road while driving, they should also turn around and go another way. If the car is caught in rising water, they should get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.
  • It is important to be especially cautious at night when it is harder to see flood dangers.
  • Children are curious and should be kept out of the water.
  • HOW TO HELP

    You can help people affected by disasters like the recent floods, home fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the words REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter.