Red Cross Opens Shelters in Response to Flooding in North Texas

This message from Anita Foster, Public Information Officer, American Red Cross

After torrential rains fell across the southern part of the Metroplex yesterday, some at the rate of 3″ per hour, the American Red Cross opened a shelter in Granbury, Texas last night. Horseshoe Bend, Texas, an area that has flooded multiple times in the past year, has flooded once again prompting the Red Cross to open a shelter in Parker County today. Anyone flooded from their home in or around these areas can come to the shelters. Those who have been impacted, but do not need of a place to sleep can stop by to take showers and get supplies and information.

Today, weather permitting, Red Cross teams will make their way to the impacted neighborhoods to begin a damage assessment. Given that more rain is expected throughout the week, Red Cross workers are monitoring areas in Parker, Johnson and Wise counties in case anyone needs a safe place to stay. It is unknown at this time if any Texans will need shelter, but as always, the Red Cross makes the service available in times of disaster.

Hood County

Bridge Street Conference Center
600 West Bridge Street, Granbury, TX
one block west of the Decker Gym; part of the Decker Gym complex

Parker County

Spring Creek Baptist Church
100 Spring Creek Road, Weatherford, TX

With more rain expected in the coming days, American Red Cross teams will remain available to help anyone impacted meet their pressing needs.

How to Get Help:

To find out shelter locations or for general inquiries, call 1-800-RED CROSS or click on www.redcross.org.

How to Give Help:

To make a financial donation, click on redcross.org/donate, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 or call 1-800-REDCROSS. To volunteer, visit redcross.org/volunteer to sign up and get started.

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