The American Red Cross has opened several shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to assist those who have been evacuated or displaced from their homes due to flooding.
The shelters will remain open as long as necessary. The Red Cross is working closely with local emergency management officials to coordinate relief services.
Mapped below, the current available shelters are located at:
- Council Bluffs Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Ave.
- Glenwood, Iowa: Calvary Baptist Church, 56456 221st St.
- Missouri Valley, Iowa: Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4th St.
- Bellevue: Calvary Christian Church, 10100 Cedar Island Road
- Columbus: DHS – East Central Health Dept., 4321 41st Ave.
- Elkhorn: Elkhorn Middle School, 3200 207th St.
- Fremont: First Lutheran Church, 3200 Military Ave.
- Fremont: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1546 N. Luther Road
- Fremont: Salem Lutheran Church, 401. E. Military Ave.
- Fremont: Church of the Nazarene, 960 Johnston Road
- Fremont: Fremont Middle School, 540 Johnston Road
- St. Edward: St. Edward Fire & Rescue, 1302 Highway 39
- Wood River: Wood River High School, 13899 W. Wood River Road
Anyone who has been displaced from their home is urged to come to these shelters. 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.
CHECKLIST: How to prepare for a possible evacuation
HOW TO HELP: Donate to the American Red Cross of Nebraska & Southwest Iowa | American Red Cross relief efforts || Donations can also be mailed to American Red Cross, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha NE 68124.