Ten shelters open in Arkansas for flooding victims


In response to the historic flooding along the Arkansas River, ten shelters have opened around the state. 

The Red Cross is operating shelters at the following locations:

  • Evangel Temple, 1110 South 12 Street, Fort Smith, AR
  • Dardanelle Community Center, 2011 State Highway 22, Dardanelle, AR (temporary pet shelter available at Yell County Fairgrounds)
  • River Park Church of Christ, 1010 Lock and Dam Road, Russellville, AR
  • Don Owens Center, 10 Lower Ridge Road, Conway, AR (location includes a temporary pet shelter provided by the Faulkner County Animal Response Team)
  • North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow Street, North Little Rock, AR
  • Southeast Arkansas College-Seabrook (Old YMCA), 6808 Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, AR

The Red Cross is supporting shelters as these locations:

  • Dyer Community Building, 325 Loomis Lane, Dyer, AR
  • Swan Lake Fire Station, 14997 Hwy 88 S., Altheimer, AR
  • Wright/Pastoria Community Center, 8550 Surrat Rd, Wright, AR
  • One independent shelter is located at the First Baptist Church in Lavaca at 100 West Main Street. 

Identification and proof of residency is not required to be admitted to a Red Cross shelter. 

Individuals and families are encouraged to bring clothing for a few days, bedding, toiletries, essential medication, and blankets or stuffed animals for children. 

As of midnight June 1, 123 people were staying in Red Cross operated shelters – 76 in Fort Smith, AR; 30 in Conway, AR, 10 in Dardanelle, AR, five at Wright, two at Altheimer, and one at North Little Rock.

Other shelters are on standby and can be opened if needed.

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