Red Cross in coordination with Washington County Emergency Management will be opening a shelter for those seeking refuge from rising waters. The shelter located at Ebro City Hall, 6620 Dog Track Road will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.


EBRO Local Red Cross leadership, in coordination with Emergency Managers in Gulf, Holmes and Washington Counties, announced today the following information regarding shelter openings.



Red Cross in coordination with Washington County Emergency Management will be opening a shelter for those seeking refuge from rising waters.  The shelter located at Ebro City Hall, 6620 Dog Track Road will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Residents who decide to take advantage of the shelter should bring the following items with them:



Identification



Important Medications



Diapers, infant formula, baby foods if needed



Bedding, pillows, blankets, etc.



Puzzles, books, small games for children



Special foods for restricted diets



Gulf and Holmes counties are on standby and monitoring the developing situation.  Emergency Managers and Red Cross officials will re-evaluate tomorrow morning.



Residents are advised to heed warnings from local government officials. Stay tuned to media for future announcements regarding shelter openings and relief operations.



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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.