DALLAS/FORT WORTH - The American Red Cross serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area set to open an emergency shelter in Weatherford later this morning.
Red Cross teams will be on-site and available at Spring Creek Baptist Church of Weatherford, 100 Spring Creek Rd., at 10 A.M. to provide support and care for families impacted by floodwaters.
All residents are encouraged to stay weather aware and adhere to evacuation notices issued by local authorities. People near low-lying areas along the Brazos River are especially susceptible to flooding and should take immediate precautions.
Flood safety tips, emergency alerts and more are available for free by downloading the Red Cross Emergency App from any app store.
As the pandemic continues, the Red Cross has procedures and resources in place to help ensure everyone’s safety, especially when it comes to supporting local communities. The Red Cross is still providing the same types of support after disasters as we always have. This includes making sure people have a safe place to stay, food to eat and resources to help them recover. The Red Cross will keep in place many of the safety precautions implemented in 2020, including masks, health screenings, enhanced cleaning procedures and encouraging social distancing.
HOW TO HELP
You can help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief at redcross.org or 1-800-REDCROSS. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.
The Red Cross is not collecting donations of clothing or household items. Your financial donation to the Red Cross helps provide shelter, meals, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance during disasters. Learn more at www.redcross.org.