Red Cross opens multiple shelters in response to rising water

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 05/02/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – The American Red Cross opened a shelter in Montgomery County in response to the recent flooding due to rain and the rising waters around the rivers.

“Our Southeast Texas community is hurting,” Shawn Schulze, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross said. “The work that our Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross teams and partners are doing is ensuring that each struggling family has a warm meal, a safe place to sleep, and a ton of hope, comfort, and care."

The shelter is located at Sts. Simon And Jude Catholic Parish, 26777 Glen Loch Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381

Additional shelters have been set up for Liberty, Polk, and San Jacinto Counties. To find a shelter, visit, check the Red Cross Emergency App or call 1 800-RED CROSS.

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.

If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.

If your neighborhood is prone to flooding, prepare to evacuate quickly if necessary. Follow evacuation orders and don’t return until officials say it is safe. Stay away from floodwaters. Beware of snakes, insects and other animals that may be in or around floodwaters and your home. Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwaters. If power lines are down, don’t step in puddles or standing water.

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