Red Cross opening shelters for flood victims

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HARLINGEN, Texas — In coordination with emergency management partners, the American Red Cross serving South Texas has opened six shelters for families impacted by severe flooding. Red Cross disaster trained responders have mobilized to provide relief and comfort to impacted families.

“Shelters have been opened to provide a safe refuge for anyone whose home may have been impacted by recent severe flooding,” said Henry Van de Putte, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast. “Our volunteers stand ready to respond should additional assistance be needed.”

As of today, the following Red Cross managed or supported shelters are available:

  • Willacy County Community Safe Room – 10804 Business 77 – Raymondville
  • First Baptist Church – 600 South Kansas Avenue – Weslaco
  • La Feria Community Safe Room – 1001 Pancho Maples – La Feria
  • Mercedes Safe Dome/Recreation Center – 1202 North Vermont – Mercedes
  • Edcouch Fire Department – 200 West Santa Rosa Avenue – Edcouch
  • Santa Rosa Elementary School – 102 Main Street – Santa Rosa

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
  • Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself

All shelters now open.

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