Three Red Cross shelters are available locally for people and pets during flooding

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 01/29/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX — Flood alerts are still in effect during the continued river runoffs from last week's heavy rains. The American Red Cross continues to monitor the situation. Currently the Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross is supporting 23 clients and 6 dogs across three shelter locations.

Pet-friendly shelter available in Montgomery County

“Our team continues to interface with local communities working together to respond to those families who need support as the flooding continues to change course and impact additional families," said Jake Peters, Texas Gulf Coast Regional Disaster Officer. "I love that our teams are not only taking care of people but also their four-legged friends too. Many people won't evacuate when called to because they don't want to leave their pets. The Red Cross has acknowledged that and encourages you to bring them with you to our pet friendly shelters.”

Teams continue to work to make sure everyone has a safe place to stay, food to eat and emotional support for those affected, if needed. The Montgomery County shelter is pet-friendly and located at Lone Star Community Center, 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery, TX 77356.

The other two chelters are for Liberty County at the Plum Grove Assembly of God, 931 FM 2090, Splendora, TX 77372; and for San Jacinto County with a pet-friendly shelter at the San Jacinto County Building, 121 Live Oak St, Coldspring, TX 77331

Anyone who plans to stay in a Red Cross shelter should bring prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. They should also include any special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and durable medical equipment and/or assistive technology if applicable. While Red Cross can provide medical equipment and/or assistive technology loaners, it may take a little time depending on inventory on hand and availability of delivery systems to get them to the shelter.

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