Six Red Cross shelters are now open across the state of Missouri and adjoining Illinois counties* in response to flooding and tornado damage. Efforts are ongoing in coordination with local officials to evaluate and determine needs of residents with evolving flood conditions in the state.
This includes a new shelter now open for the McClure, IL and East Cape Girardeau, IL area:
- Zion United Methodist Church at 3652 State Highway Z, Cape Girardeau, MO (in the Southeast Missouri Red Cross chapter).
The previous shelter at Spark Ministries Church, 40842 Illinois Route 3, McClure, IL is no longer on standby and the team has moved to the new location to support the Cape Girardeau shelter that opened at 2 p.m. today.
To date, in Missouri and adjoining Illinois counties, nearly 22,200 meals and snacks have been served and nearly 470 disaster workers including volunteers and staff are assisting in the response. In addition, in Calhoun County, Illinois, where flooding is occurring, the Red Cross has continued distributing meals in the area to the communities of Brussels, Kampville, Hardin, Hamburg, and Michael.
The following shelters were previously opened and remain open:
Eastern Missouri shelters in Greater St. Louis area open in response to flooding
- Kennedy Recreation Complex, 6050 Wells Rd, St. Louis, MO
(Greater St. Louis MO Chapter) If individuals need sheltering for pets, they are asked to call 314-615-9500. Opened 6/3.
- Saint John United Church of Christ, 405 S. 5th St, St Charles, MO (Greater St. Louis MO Chapter) Opened 6/2. (Entrance to shelter is located at 517 Jackson St. Pets will be accommodated through the local animal shelter assisting with housing animals of those staying at the shelter).
- Winfield High School at 3920 State Hwy 47, Winfield, MO (Greater St. Louis MO chapter) Opened 5/29. Pet Trailer available--residents are asked to bring pet food for pets and will need to care for their pets while there.
Central Missouri shelters in response to flooding and tornadoes
- Open Bible Praise Center, 16991 Hwy 87 Boonville, MO (Central and Northwest MO chapter) Opened 5/31.
One shelter remains open as a result of tornadoes:
- Russellville Baptist Church, 5209 Simpson, Russellville, MO 65074 (Central and Northern Missouri Chapter) Overnight count on 6/11 = 8
*Note – The Eldon shelter and Jefferson City shelter consolidated into the Russellville location.
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.
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.
A donation drop-off site has been designated in Jefferson City for those affected by the May 22 tornado damage:
- Capital West Christian Event Center (Multi-Agency Warehouse), 1315 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, MO.
Receiving hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week. Items being accepted are new items needed for individuals who are recovering and moving into a new home. This is being overseen by the Adventist Disaster Response. Please note, that many of the local organizations have received significant amounts of donations of used items including clothing items already