Four shelters remain open across the state of Missouri in response to flooding and tornado damage:
Eastern Missouri shelters in response to flooding:
- Winfield High School at 3920 State Hwy 47, Winfield, MO 63389 (Temporary pet sheltering available).
Northwest Missouri shelters in response to flooding:
· Mound City Christian Church, 402 E. 5th Street, Mound City, MO 64470
Central Missouri shelters in response to May 22 tornadoes:
Overnight, 59 individuals stayed in the Red Cross shelters in Jefferson City and Eldon overnight. The two shelters remain open in response to the severe storms and tornadoes that hit Jefferson City Wednesday night:
- Thomas Jefferson Middle School 1201 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, MO (location includes temporary pet shelter)
- 33 individuals in shelter overnight Wednesday (This shelter includes temporary pet shelter).
- Eldon Community Center: 309 E 2nd St., Eldon, MO
- 26 individuals in shelter overnight Wednesday
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 Jefferson City and Eldon.
More than 200 families had signed in for services by late afternoon at the Jefferson City Multi-Agency Resource Center today.
The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) hours and locations are as follows:
- The Linc, a wellness and recreation center, at 1299 Lafayette St. in Jefferson City. It will open Thursday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 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 showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies.
Red Cross provides mobile feeding and supplies following May 28 tornado in Kansas City Metro:
Red Cross staff and volunteers sent three emergency response vehicles to Linwood and Bonner Springs, and Excelsior Springs and Kearney, Missouri following the tornado damage May 28. 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 conducting 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.