Nine 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 new shelter locations as needed with evolving flood conditions in the state.
A new shelter has been opened in Valmeyer, IL to assist residents in the area as flooding worsens:
- Valmeyer Community School, 300 S. Cedar Bluff, Valmeyer, IL
Previously opened shelters include the following:
Eastern Missouri shelters open in response to flooding:
- Kennedy Recreation Center: 6050 Wells Rd, St. Louis MO - If individuals need sheltering for pets, they are asked to call 314-615-9500.
- Saint John United Church of Christ, 405 S. 5th St, St. Charles, MO (Entrance to shelter at 517 Jackson St.)
- 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).
Northwest Missouri shelters in response to flooding:
- Mound City Christian Church, 402 E. 5th Street, Mound City, MO
- Buckner United Methodist Church, 109 S. Hudson St., Buckner, MO
Central Missouri shelters in response to May 22 tornadoes:
A shelter was opened in Boonville, Missouri to assist residents in the area affected by flooding:
- Open Bible Praise Center, 16991 Hwy 87 Boonville, MO
Two Red Cross shelters remain open in central Missouri 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)
- Eldon Community Center, 309 E. 2nd St, Eldon, MO
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.