The Red Cross is sending support to those affected by the tornados overnight on both sides of the state line in the Greater Kansas City Metro.
Red Cross volunteers and staff are sending emergency response vehicles out with food and water to Linwood and Bonner Springs in Kansas and to Kearney and Excelsior Springs in Missouri. And additional emergency response vehicle is loaded with supplies to go to Linwood and Bonner Springs. Supplies include tarps, trash bags, work gloves, shovels, rakes to assist residents with clean up efforts.
Damage assessment teams from the Red Cross are also going out to determine the extent of the damage to determine needs for assistance.
One shelter in Lawrence, KS in response to tornado damage
The Kansas Red Cross has a shelter open at the Douglas County Fairgrounds for those affected by the tornado:
It is set up in building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., in Lawrence, KS.
Two shelters in Northwest Missouri in response to flooding
The Red Cross has opened two shelters in response to flooding.
· Bethany Assembly of God at 22311 E. U.S. Highway 136, Bethany, MO 64424
· Mound City Christian Church, 402 E. 5th Street, Mound City, MO 64470.
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.