Six shelters are now 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.
A shelter has been opened today in Buckner, Missouri in response to flooding:
- Buckner United Methodist Church, 109 S. Hudson St., Buckner, MO
- Overnight Friday, May 31, a total of 71 individuals stayed in the shelters.
Additional Northwest Missouri shelter open in response to flooding:
- Mound City Christian Church, 402 E. 5th Street, Mound City, MO
- 6 individuals in shelter overnight Friday
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 Friday
Central Missouri shelters in response to May 22 tornadoes:
A new shelter was opened in Boonville, Missouri to assist residents in the area affected by flooding:
- Open Bible Praise Center, 16991 Hwy 87 Boonville, MO
- 2 individuals in shelter overnight Friday
Overnight, 63 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)
- 30 individuals in shelter overnight Friday (This shelter includes temporary pet shelter).
- Eldon Community Center: 309 E 2nd St., Eldon, MO
- 33 individuals in shelter overnight Friday
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.
Red Cross provides mobile feeding and supplies continue following May 28 tornado in Kansas City Metro:
Today, June 1, Red Cross staff and volunteers sent an emergency response vehicle to Linwood, Kansas and a second one to the Mound City area (Mound City, Craig and Rosendale). Residents there 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.