Red Cross opens temporary shelters amid flooding in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) The American Red Cross Nebraska Region has opened three temporary shelters in central Nebraska as flooding and blizzard conditions wreak havoc on parts of the state.

In Norfolk, a shelter has been set up at Lutheran High Northeast, located at 2010 N. 37th Street. People are asked to bring sleeping bags, blankets and pillows with them when staying.

Another shelter has been set up in North Loup, at the community center at 112 S. B Street.

In Randolph, a temporary shelter has been set up inside the city auditorium, which is located 119 N. Main Street.

The shelters will serve warm meals and serve as a place to stay for people who have been displaced from their homes.

According to Red Cross, anyone visiting the shelter should bring essential items including:

• Prescriptions and emergency medications
• Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
• Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
• Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, 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