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How to safely deal with flooding in your area
Thousands of families have been affected by the historic rain and flooding this week across the bi-state area. Your donation can help the American Red Cross provide warm meals, shelter and hope to those in need…from West Plains and Neosho, Missouri…. to Valley Park!
Families need your help! Go to REDCROSS.ORG or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make a donation today.
American Red Cross Disaster Assistance:
The American Red Cross is on the ground, helping families and communities affected by the historic rain fall and flooding across the Bi-State area. The American Red Cross provides shelter, emergency response vehicles to deliver food, water, and disaster relief supplies in the hardest hit areas. They also provide disaster relief kits, health and mental medical assistance and so much more to families in need.
For flood relief or assistance CLICK HERE
Road Closures: MODOT
There are over 300 Missouri roads and highways closed due to flooding. The fastest way to get information on road closures is to use the Missouri Traveler Information Map. Visit modot.org
Missourians should take precautions when driving through flooded areas: Don’t drive through water on roadways and don’t drive past barricades.
Road Closures: IDOT
For the latest information regarding road closures in Illinois please visit idot.illinois.gov
St. Charles County
For the latest road closures and areas to avoid, log on to the St. Charles County website at www.sccmo.org and click on FLOOD UPDATE at the top of the page.
UNITED WAY 2-1-1
According to United Way’s website they are your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. They can connect you to people and services to assist in times of natural disasters such as the historic flooding we are currently experiencing. Please check the United Way of Greater St. Louis service area for more information.
United Way is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that will help them live their best life – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling.
For Help from the United Way:
Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 427-4626 (TTY 1-866-385-6525)
Multilingual services are available.
The Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team is providing temporary sheltering for pets of people affected by recent flooding. Pets may be dropped off at:
Manchester United Methodist Church
129 Woods Mill Road (Highway 141 and Manchester Road)
This site is accepting animals now through 6 p.m. this evening. After 6 p.m. pet owners may call the Humane Society of Missouri Hotline at 314-647-4400 for emergency pick-up of pets affected by the flooding.
First Baptist Church of Arnold
2012 Missouri State Road (I-55 and Highway 141)
This site is accepting animals 1:30 - 8 p.m. today. After 8 p.m., pet owners may call the Humane Society of Missouri Hotline at 314-647-4400 for emergency pick-up of pets affected by the flooding.
Tri County Senior Center
800 W. Union Street in Pacific
This site is accepting animals through 6 p.m. this evening. After 6 p.m. pet owners may call the Humane Society of Missouri Hotline at 314-647-4400 for emergency pick-up of pets affected by the flooding.
Pets dropped off will be transported to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Macklind Ave. Headquarters for sheltering. This temporary boarding service is provided free of charge to pet owners affected by the floods. Pet owners are advised to bring the pet’s medications and veterinary records, favorite bedding and toys and special food. Purina® is providing dog and cat food and cat litter for animals housed in this temporary situation.
The Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Response Team also is on call to rescue pets endangered by the flooding.
“Pet owners who evacuate their homes are advised to take their pets with them,” said Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri. “We are glad we can provide temporary sheltering and pet rescue, when necessary, to pet owners affected by these dangerous floods.”
Airbnb activates disaster program for flood victims, volunteers
According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Airbnb has activated its disaster program to assist flood victims and emergency workers with emergency housing and volunteer recruitment. The program runs through May 16th. Learn more about the program here.