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.