Red Cross opens shelter in Texas City for those impacted by flooding

The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Texas City Office of Emergency Management, has opened an emergency shelter in Texas City for residents affected by flooding on Tuesday.

 “A shelter has been opened to provide a safe place for anyone whose home has been impacted by today’s flooding,” said Henry Van de Putte, Regional Chief Executive for the American Red Cross, Texas Gulf Coast. “We are monitoring the situation in the Gulf and our volunteers stand ready to respond should additional assistance be needed.”

The shelter is set up at St. John's United Methodist Church (8200 25th Ave N, Texas City, TX 77591). 

Shelter availability can be check on the Red Cross Emergency App, available in mobile app stores or by texting "GETEMERGENCY" to 90999.

The Red Cross shared this list of items that families going to the shelter should take for each member of the family:

  • 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
  • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
  • Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself