Red Cross Now Operating or Partnering With 15 Shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa

Red Cross Now Operating or Partnering With 15 Shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
Ice jams like this one at North Bend on highway 79 are part of the cause of the historic flooding taking place today.

FREMONT – The American Red Cross is operating or partnering with 15 shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to assist those who have been displaced from their homes due to flooding and blizzard conditions. The shelters are located in:

  • Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue)
  • Bellwood, Nebraska (Bellwood Fire Department (752 41 Road)
  • Boelus, Nebraska (CNR Center, 614 Delaware Street)
  • Columbus, Nebraska (DHS- East Central Health Department, 4321 41st Avenue)

Fremont, Nebraska (First Lutheran Church, 3200 Military Avenue; enter Mission Center on NW corner of campus)

  • Hader, Nebraska (Hader Fire Hall, 101 Front Street)
  • Missouri Valley, Nebraska (Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4thStreet)
  • Norfolk, Nebraska (Lutheran High Northeast, 2010 N. 37thStreet)
  • Norfolk, Nebraska (Bel Air Elementary School, 1101 N. 18thStreet)
  • Norfolk, Nebraska (Sacred Heart Elementary School, 2301 Madison Avenue)
  • North Loup, Nebraska (North Loup Community Center, 112 S, B Street)
  • Pierce, Nebraska (Pierce Fire Department, 106 1st Street)
  • Plattsmouth, Nebraska (Plattsmouth Community Center, 308 S. 18th Street)
  • Randolph, Nebraska (Randolph City Auditorium, 119 N. Main Street)
  • St. Edward, Nebraska (St. Edward City Hall, 1302 State Highway 39)

Anyone who has been displaced from their home is urged to come to a shelter. 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

The shelters will remain open as long as necessary. The Red Cross is working closely with local emergency management officials to coordinate relief services.

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