Red Cross continues to open shelters in St. Charles County


ST. CHARLES COUNTY ( – The American Red Cross is opening more shelters for those evacuated from their St. Charles County homes.

The latest shelter to open is in St. Charles County at Francis Howell North High School on Hackman Road. Volunteers are supplying a place to sleep, food, and medical needs for flood victims.

"The first thing, when evacuated, is to go with families or friends, but if you don't have a safe place, that's where the Red Cross can help," said Cindy Erickson, of the Eastern Missouri American Red Cross. "We have shelters we've identified all throughout St. Louis so we can open up a shelter within two hours." Residents can call their local police departments for information on the shelters.

The St. Charles County Police Division of Emergency Management advises residents not to drive through water-covered roads and flooded areas. Many roads across the county are closed or water-covered due to flooding.

To contact the American Red Cross, you can text the words "Get Emergency" to 90999.

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