LOUISVILLE, KY, (PRESS RELEASE) – The American Red Cross is opening a shelter Friday night in Charlestown, IN for residents affected by Friday’s tornadoes. The shelter will be located at
Charlestown High School.
1 Pirate Place
Charlestown, IN 47111.
It will open at 6 p.m. The shelter offers a safe place to stay, food, minor first aid and a shoulder to lean on.
Red Cross workers are also on their way to Washington County Indiana to determine the immediate emergency needs of the community.
For more information on the shelter in Charlestown, please contact the Clark County Red Cross at (812) 283-8416. For those who may need immediate assistance, people should call their local Red Cross Chapter, or call the Louisville Regional Chapter at (502) 589-4450.
The Red Cross offers the following tips for those in the affected area to stay safer:
• Avoid damaged areas as your presence might hamper rescue and other emergency operations and put you at further risk from the residual effects of tornadoes.
• When it is safe to return home, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes when examining your walls, doors, staircases and windows for damage.
• Look out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines. Report them to a utility company immediately.
• See more tips at www.redcross.org
People can help those affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes and storms, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.