American Red Cross flood shelters


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    Anyone who has been displaced from their home is urged by the Red Cross to come to the shelter.

    Red Cross volunteers are on hand to provide a safe place to stay, a place to sleep, a hot meal and referrals to community services.

    Here is list of current flood shelters:

    Iowa

    • Council Bluffs: Salem United Methodist Church (14955 Somerset Avenue)
    • Missouri Valley: Rand Community Center (100 S. 4th Street)
    • Sloan: Westwood High School (1000 Rebel Way)
    • Sioux: Center Faith Christian Reformed Church (801 9th Street SE)

    Nebraska

    • Fremont: First Lutheran Church (3200 Military Avenue)
    • Fremont: Fremont Middle School, 540 Johnson Road)
    • Fremont, Nebraska (Trinity Lutheran Church, 1546 N. Luther Road)
    • Fremont, Nebraska (Church of the Nazarene, 960 Johnston Road)
    • Fremont, Nebraska (Church of the Nazarene, 960 Johnston Road)
    • Bellevue: (Calvary Christian Church, 10100 Cedar Island Road)
    • Bellwood: Bellwood Fire Department (752 41 Road)
    • Boelus: CNR Center (614 Delaware Street)
    • Columbus: DHS- East Central Health Department (4321 41st Avenue)
    • Hader: Hader Fire Hall (101 Front Street)
    • Missouri Valley: Rand Community Center (100 S. 4th Street)
    • Norfolk: Lutheran High Northeast (2010 N. 37th Street)
    • Norfolk: Bel Air Elementary School (1101 N. 18th Street)
    • Norfolk: Sacred Heart Elementary School (2301 Madison Avenue)
    • North Loup: North Loup Community Center (112 S, B Street)
    • Pierce: Pierce Fire Department (106 1st Street)
    • Plattsmouth: Plattsmouth Community Center (308 S. 18th Street)
    • Randolph: Randolph City Auditorium (119 N. Main Street)
    • St. Edward: St. Edward City Hall (1302 State Highway 39)
    • Valley: (Douglas County West High School, 401 S. Pine Street)

    Kansas

    • St. Francis: United Methodist Church (512 S. Scott Street)

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

    • Prescriptions and emergency medications
    • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
    • Identification to show residence is in affected area and 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

    The Red Cross says the shelter will remain open for as long as necessary.


    Shelter information and instant access to information and resources on what to do during a flood is available via the Red Cross app. The app is free and can be downloaded in app stores by searching for “American Red Cross” or going to redcross.org/apps.

    Pottawattamie County Emergency Management says you sign up for free alerts for emergency weather warnings and community alerts such as evacuations, shelter locations, and other emergency notices, here.

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