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Red Cross opening shelters in Central Texas

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The American Red Cross opened a shelter in Southeast Austin Thursday morning in order to help victims of the overnight flooding.

The shelter was opened at Parker Lane United Methodist Church located at 2105 Parker Lane, Austin, TX 78741.

The Red Cross has already opened a shelter for residents evacuated in Pflugerville. That shelter is located at Northwest Fellowship Church. Red Cross officials say more families are expected at the shelter.

Additionally, shelter are now open at Hutto Middle School and the Wimberley Community Center in Williamson County.

Red Cross officials say health workers and mental health workers are available at the shelters to provide replacement medications and emotional support.

For assistance people can call 1-800-928-4271 or visit www.redcross.org.

For information on how to donate, please visit http://www.redcross.org/tx/austin/ways-to-donate or call (512) or (800) 928-4271. People can also make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

LINK: American Red Cross of Central Texas

LINK: American Red Cross of Central Texas on Facebook

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