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A shot of clean up work being done the afternoon of March 15. The widespread flooding caused and is causing a great deal of damage across Harrison County and the state.

The American Red Cross is partnering with 10 shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to assist those who have been displaced from their homes due to flooding.

The shelters are located in:

• Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue)

• Glenwood, Iowa (Calgary Baptist Church, 56456 221st Street)

• Missouri Valley, Iowa (Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4th Street)

• Columbus, Nebraska (DHS- East Central Health Department, 4321 41st Avenue)

• Columbus, Nebraska (Columbus Federated Church, 2704 15th Street)

• Elkhorn, Nebraska (Elkhorn Middle School, 3200 207th Street)

• Fremont, Nebraska (First Lutheran Church, 3200 Military Avenue)

• Fremont, Nebraska (Trinity Lutheran Church, 1546 N. Luther Road)

• Pierce, Nebraska (Pierce High School, 201 Sunset Street)

• Wood River, Nebraska (Wood River High School, 13899 W. Wood River Road)

Anyone who has been displaced from their home is urged to come to a shelter. Volunteers are on hand to provide a safe place to stay, a place to sleep, a hot meal and referrals to community services.

Anyone evacuating to a shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family, 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

The shelters will remain open as long as necessary. The Red Cross is working closely with local emergency management officials to coordinate relief services.