Red Cross Continues Support across Missouri After Flooding

The Red Cross has served nearly 1,500 meals and snacks at both shelter sites and through mobile meal delivery.

Two Shelters Remain Open in Pulaski and Taney Counties

The American Red Cross continues to provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by the severe flooding across South-Central and Southern Missouri.

Since the flooding began, about 60 Red Cross employees and volunteers have been working around-the-clock to take care of the immediate needs of affected residents in several counties. Four St. Louis area Red Cross employees/volunteers are responding on the ground in Pulaski County: Elaine Hegel of St. Louis is conducting Client Casework; Ann Corbin of Wentzville is working in Health Services; Jerry Brindell of St. Louis is serving as a government liaison and Teena Kilo of Festus is helping to gather statistical information for the operation.

Two shelters remain open at this time in both Pulaski and Taney Counties:

  • St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, St. Robert, MO
  • Pulaski County

  • New Beginnings Fellowship, 151 Elm Street, Hollister, MO
  • Taney County

    So far, there have been more than 80 overnight stays in a Red Cross shelter. The Red Cross has served nearly 1,500 meals and snacks at both shelter sites and through mobile meal delivery.

    The Red Cross continues to conduct damage assessments throughout the state to determine the emergency needs of affected residents and could expand its efforts if necessary.

    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 redcross.org or 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.

    The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.

    About the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region:

    Celebrating 96 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 72 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.