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Four new shelters to open in Omaha-Council Bluffs area

Posted at 2:45 PM, Mar 16, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The American Red Cross is working to open four additional shelters in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro to help those who have been displaced during the flooding, bringing the total number of shelters in the area to eleven.

The new shelters are located here:

  • Bellevue, Nebraska (Calvary Christian Church, 10100 Cedar Island Road)
  • Plattsmouth, Nebraska (Plattsmouth Community Center, 301 S. 18th Street)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Fremont Middle School, 540 Johnson Road)
  • Valley, Nebraska (Douglas County West High School, 401 S. Pine Street)

This makes a total of 11 shelters in the metro, including the following:

  • Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue)
  • Missouri Valley, Iowa (Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4th Street)
  • Elkhorn, Nebraska (Elkhorn Middle School, 3200 207th Street)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (First Lutheran Church, 3200 Military Avenue)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Trinity Lutheran Church, 1546 N. Luther Road)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Salem Lutheran Church, 401 E. Military Avenue)
  • Fremont, Nebraska (Church of the Nazarene, 960 Johnson Road)

Anyone who has been displaced is urged to come to a shelter. Red Cross volunteers are helping to ensure those impacted by the floods have a safe place to stay, sleep, and a hot meal.

Shelters remain open as long as they are needed.

Donations can be made here.