Four shelters remain open across the state of Missouri in response to flooding and tornado damage. Efforts are ongoing in coordination with local officials to evaluate and determine new shelter locations as needed with evolving flood conditions in the state.
Overnight Thursday, May 30, a total of 69 individuals stayed in the shelters.
Eastern Missouri shelters in response to flooding:
- Winfield High School at 3920 State Hwy 47, Winfield, MO (Temporary pet sheltering available – residents must bring pet food and take care of pets sheltered).
- No individuals stayed at this shelter Thursday
Northwest Missouri shelters in response to flooding:
- Mound City Christian Church, 402 E. 5th Street, Mound City, MO
- 8 individuals in shelter overnight Thursday
Central Missouri shelters in response to May 22 tornadoes:
Overnight, 61 individuals stayed in the Red Cross shelters in Jefferson City and Eldon. The two shelters remain open in response to the severe storms and tornadoes that hit Jefferson City May 22:
- Thomas Jefferson Middle School 1201 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, MO (location includes temporary pet shelter)
- 33 individuals in shelter overnight Thursday (This shelter includes temporary pet shelter).
- Eldon Community Center: 309 E 2nd St., Eldon, MO
- 28 individuals in shelter overnight Thursday
Items to bring include clothing for a few days, bedding, toiletries, essential medication, and items for your children. Anyone who needs to find a shelter may visit redcross.org/shelter, download the free Red Cross Emergency App or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
Multi—Agency Resource Center in Central Missouri – ‘one stop shop’ for assistance:
The Red Cross is partnering with other local disaster assistance organizations to open a “one-stop shop” for those impacted by the recent tornadoes in central Missouri.
The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) hours and locations are as follows:
- The First Church of the Nazarene, 1024 East Lawson Ave in Eldon, on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Representatives from state government, non-profit and religious-affiliated disaster relief organizations are on hand to assist those affected by the recent storms.
Individuals and families applying for assistance are required to bring identification or documentation showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies. There will be assistance available to help individuals acquire new copies of identification if they no longer have ID, as a result of the storms.
The resource centers were open in Jefferson City Thursday and today, helping residents determine what resources and assistance is available to them.
Red Cross provides mobile feeding and supplies continue following May 28 tornado in Kansas City Metro:
Today, May 31, Red Cross staff and volunteers sent three emergency response vehicles to Linwood, Kansas and other areas affected by the May 28 tornado damage.
Residents were provided with water, snacks, food and clean up supplies such as trash bags, tarps, boxes, rakes, shovels and other items to assist in cleaning up after the damaging storms.
Damage assessments underway across the state:
The Red Cross is continuing to conduct damage assessments in areas across the state including Southern Missouri, following the Golden City tornado damage, May 22; Central Missouri following the Jefferson City/Eldon damage; Greater KC metro following the May 28th tornado damage; and northwest Missouri following flooding near Mound City and Bethany, MO.