Flash floods forced residents to evacuate an apartment complex overnight in Dickson County, Tennessee. The Red Cross is now responding to those residents to help meet their emergency needs which included opening a shelter. The shelter closed this morning after all of the families were assisted. The Red Cross has assigned case workers to those affected and will continue to work with them as they recover.
The Red Cross is monitoring the situation to see if any other action is needed and is prepared to open shelters across the region if needed.
The fastest way to find an open Red Cross shelter is to visit www.redcross.org or iPhone users can download a free Red Cross Shelter View app from the app store. You can also view open shelters through and of our free mobile disaster apps. If you don’t have access to a computer or iPhone, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to be connected to your local chapter. Shelter locations are updated every 30 minutes, so it may take a few minutes for new shelters to appear.
HOW TO HELP: Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters ranging from a home fire involving one family to larger disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that impact entire communities. If someone would like to help, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.