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Red Cross opens shelter to assist flooding victims

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:03 PM

Red Cross opened an emergency shelter Thursday for people impacted by the flash floods in the Nashville area.

The shelter is located at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 7594 Old Hickory Blvd. in Nashville.

Red Cross is now responding to help meet emergency needs for those who have been affected by the flash floods.

Red Cross representatives said anyone going to a Red Cross emergency shelter should bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items.

Representatives said it is also important not to forget special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys and other items for family members who have unique needs.

To find an open Red Cross shelter, visit redcross.org or iPhone users can download a free Red Cross Shelter View app or another free mobile disaster app from the app store.

Anyone without access to a computer or iPhone can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to be connected to the closest chapter. 

Shelter locations are updated every 30 minutes, so it may take a few minutes for new shelters to appear.

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