Red Cross shelter moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo. for flood victims on standby

Red Cross shelter relocated to help flood victims

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A Red Cross shelter was relocated to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for victims of the flooding in East Cape Girardeau and McClure, Illinois.

The shelter at Zion United Methodist Church, 3652 State Highway Z, Cape Girardeau is on standby according to the Alexander County State’s Attorney.

INFORMATION ABOUT RED CROSS SHELTER The Red Cross shelter at the Mt. Zion Church at 3652 State Highway Z, Cape...

Posted by E. Zachary Gowin Alexander County State's Attorney on Friday, June 28, 2019

The previous shelter at Spark Ministries Church on Route 3, McClure, Illinois is no longer on standby and the team has moved to the new location to support the Cape Girardeau shelter.

According to the Red Cross, the overnight shelter count, as of June 13, was two people.

If you are affected by the flooding and need shelter, the Red Cross asks that you contact them at 314-516-2800.

The Red Cross said they will keep the shelter on standby unless authorities indicate there are people that need to stay there, or if someone calls. Staff will be nearby to open the shelter quickly.

According to the Red Cross on Tuesday, all of the residents evacuated from East Cape Girardeau were able to find a place to stay for the night.

Residents planning to come to the shelter are asked to bring the following items:

  • Clothing for a few days
  • Bedding, including favorite blankets/pillows
  • Toiletries and essential medication
  • Items for your children

You can click here to check flooded road and bridge information.

During and after disasters, financial donations enable the Red Cross to help people recover from disasters big and small. Call, click, or text to give: visit redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or donate online at www.redcross.org.

Those wishing to volunteer to help in this disaster or future disasters, may sign up at www.redcross.org.

Red Cross teams will be travelling throughout the flood-damaged areas in Missouri and Illinois as soon as water recedes, and the areas become accessible. Teams look at the exterior of residential structures, so access to the interior of homes is not needed.

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