Shelters Available For Victims Of Evacuation, Housing Damage

WAYNE – With mother nature tossing winter and spring weather at the Midwest, American Red Cross shelters have been opened to assist those who have been displaced from their home.

Due to flooding and blizzard conditions two northeast Nebraska shelters and one in the central Nebraska are now open.

The shelters are located in Norfolk at Lutheran High Northeast (2010 North 37th Street); North Loup at the Community Center (112 South B. Street) and the Randolph City Auditorium (119 North Main Street).

For those visiting the shelters you are asked to bring sleeping bags, blankets and pillows if possible. The shelters will remain open as long as necessary while Red Cross works closely with local emergency management officials to coordinate relief services.

Anyone who has been displaced from their home is urged to come to a shelter. 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.

If you’re evacuating to a shelter, remember to bring the essential items for each member of the family, including:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
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