Red Cross Opens Shelter in Texarkana


An update from Bowie County Judge James Carlow from just a few minutes ago.

Posted by TXK Today on Saturday, May 30, 2015

As flood waters rise in parts of Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas; the American Red Cross is opening an additional shelter for any residents needing a safe place to stay.

The primary shelter will be at Beech Street First Baptist Church Activity Center, 601 Beech Street, Texarkana, Arkansas 71854. An overflow shelter, as needed, will be located at First United Methodist Church 401 N Stateline Avenue Texarkana, Texas 75501.

If residents have time to prepare in advance, they’re encouraged to bring hygiene supplies, important medications, pillows and comfort items for children. The Red Cross will supply daily meals, snacks and water and provide cots and blankets.

The Red Cross has established a hotline at 1-877-500-8645. Information will also be posted to the Red Cross Facebook page at.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. 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 or follow us on Twitter @redcross.

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