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      American Red Cross shelter information

      Updated: Friday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.:

      The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter shelter at the St. Robert Community Center in St. Robert will be open through the weekend. Updated: Thursday, July 8 at 3:45 p.m.:

      The American Red Cross is closing its shelter at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Miller County, as there is no longer a need for the shelter in that area. Meanwhile two other shelters remain open in the following locations:

      St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, St. Robert, MOPulaski County

      New Beginnings Fellowship, 151 Elm Street, Hollister, MOTaney County

      More than 40 Red Cross employees and volunteers are providing food, shelter and emotional support across the area. They have served hundreds of meals to displaced residents and first responders. Dozens of people have spent the night in local shelters.

      For additional questions or information about this Red Cross response, please call 1-866-815-2738.

      Updated: Thursday, July 8 at 11:05 a.m.:

      Two shelters remain open on Thursday to help people displaced by flash flooding. In Pulaski County, 14 people stayed at the St. Robert Community Center Wednesday night. Red Cross volunteers are providing shelter, food and emotional support to affected residents. Volunteers at the shelter at 114 J.H. Williamson Drive are serving lunch and dinner. Organizers said they will stay open for as long as they are needed. In Lake Ozark, Christ the King Lutheran Church on the Bagnell Dam Strip is still open even though no one slept there Wednesday night. Organizes there said they will assess the situation and decide how long they should stay open.

      Original Story:

      The American Red Cross is responding after severe flooding in South-Central Missouri, including Phelps, Pulaski, Maries and Miller counties.

      In Pulaski County, the Red Cross is supporting a shelter at the St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, St. Robert. Red Cross volunteers are providing shelter, food and emotional support to affected residents. 14 people spent Tuesday night in the shelter.

      Members of the Waynesville United Methodist Church are helping to serve lunch at the shelter to affected residents. Red Cross volunteers are also driving through affected areas to deliver meals and drinks to those in need, as well as to first responders.

      In Miller County, Christ the King Lutheran Church at 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark is operating as a relief shelter.

      Red Cross staff and volunteers are also working to meet immediate needs of affected residents and support first responders in Maries, Miller and Phelps counties. The Red Cross has shelter sites on standby and more volunteers ready to deploy if necessary.

      FLOOD SAFETY Red Cross steps to follow if your community is affected by flooding:{>}Be prepared to evacuate at a moment??s notice.{>}If a flood or flash flood warning is issued for someone??s area, they should head for higher ground and stay there.{>}People should stay away from floodwaters. If someone comes across an area where water is above their ankles, they should stop, turn around and go the other way.{>}If they encounter a flooded road while driving, they should also turn around and go another way.{>}If the car is caught in rising water, they should get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.{>}It is important to be especially cautious at night when it is harder to see flood dangers.{>}Children are curious and should be kept out of the water.