The American Red Cross is assisting communities devastated by tornadoes and severe flooding across Missouri and Arkansas.
Hundreds of residents in dozens of communities including Conway, Dardanelle, Fort Smith, Little Rock, Russellville, Toad Suck, Ozark, Pendleton, Pine Bluff, Van Buren along the Arkansas River are being evacuated due to historic flooding, with river crests reaching heights not seen since the record set in 1945.
On May 22, 16 confirmed tornadoes moved across Missouri, impacting hundreds of residents in communities including Eldon, Golden City and Jefferson City
On May 28, tornadoes struck the Kansas City area causing damage in Linwood and Bonner Springs, KS, and in Kearney and Excelsior Springs, MO.
The region currently has 7 shelters open, and dozens of staff and volunteers are working to coordinate relief efforts.