The Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Aransas Pass Civic Center located at 700 W Wheeler Avenue in Aransas Pass, Texas.  The shelter will serve those in need due to flood damage caused by recent storms.

A shelter was previously opened in Corpus Christi but has already been closed.

This shelter will be open 24 hours a day, providing a warm, dry place to stay, food and emotional support for area residents in need.

WHAT TO BRING TO A SHELTER: Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring the following essential items for each member of the family:

Prescription and emergency medications Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements Identification and important personal documents Extra clothing, towels, 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 Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters. Certified service animals are permitted. The Red Cross works closely with local partners to accommodate pets and animals that need shelter.

FOR HELP: Those with flood-related needs are urged to call the American Red Cross at 1-866-526-8300—option 1.