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Lexington Senior High — The American Red Cross opened a shelter on Tuesday at Lexington Senior High School for those impacted by flooding who need someplace to stay according to Dawson County Emergency Management Director Brian Woldt.
Woldt says those who need shelter should simply show up at the west entrance to the high school and get signed in…
“If people need a place to stay sometime today…they can come and check in and plan on having meals and drinks and everything provided…it will be at the Lexington High School and opened indefinitely at this point in time.”
Woldt was asked who has been affected by the flooding…?
Woldt says they can handle quite a few people at the high school and if necessary they will open a second shelter.
News Release from the Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts:
Red Cross Opens Shelter in Lexington, Nebraska
Anyone displaced from their home is welcome at the shelter.
JULY 9, 2019 — The American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Lexington, Nebraska, in response to flooding in the area. The shelter is located at Lexington High School (1400 Minuteman Drive, Lexington, NE 68850).
The Red Cross is working closely with local emergency management officials to coordinate relief services. The role of the Red Cross is to focus on addressing the immediate needs of those affected.
Individuals and families displaced from their home are 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.
Anyone evacuating to a shelter should bring 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
Download the Red Cross Emergency App for shelter information and to get instant access to information and resources on what to do during a flood. The app is free and can be downloaded in app stores by searching for “American Red Cross” or going to redcross.org/apps.
About the American Red Cross:
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 visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/NEIARedCross or Twitter: @NEIARedCross.