Press Release: Red Cross Shelters Transition As Local Needs Change

Red Cross Shelters Transition As Local Needs Change

Pensacola, FL (August 29, 2012) – After providing safe havens for more than 250 area residents in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, Red Cross shelters across the northwest Florida panhandle are closing this morning so that schools and facilities can reopen as life begins returning to normal for this portion of the Gulf coast.

The shelters at Milton Community Center and Pensacola High School closed as of 9 a.m. this morning. Shelter staff will remain on hand and supplies are in position to open shelters in host facilities if damage estimates indicate a need for further sheltering due to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Isaac’s passing.

The first post-Isaac shelter will open at East Brent Baptist Church at 10 a.m. this morning. The specific address is:

East Brent Baptist Church
4801 N. Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32503

Shelters have opened in five states as the Red Cross launched a large disaster response that could last for weeks across multiple states along the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Isaac affects millions of lives with strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and coastal surges.

Isaac is expected to cause widespread wind and flooding damage across the region and the Red Cross is ready to assist in every area. People can click or text to donate by visiting http://www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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