As floodwaters recede, Red Cross shelters remain open for evacuees and relief efforts


Washington State efforts continue

The American Red Cross is continuing relief efforts to help local residents evacuated from their homes due to heavy rains, rising floodwaters, and mudslides throughout Western Washington. Red Cross disaster volunteers have been busy supporting dozens of shelters in the affected areas, many of which are community-based, with supplies and food.

As of Wednesday, December 5, 2007, Red Cross Chapters in Washington State have opened 12 shelters in Western Washington for residents displaced from their homes and seeking refuge from the floodwaters. Over 144 Red Cross disaster volunteers have been working around-the-clock on this disaster response operation as additional volunteers from neighboring states arrive in the next few days. Local Red Cross chapters have provided over 560 nights stay at shelters, provided 750 meals, and served 12,000 snacks since the beginning of the relief efforts. Red Cross damage assessment crews are moving throughout the affected communities as floodwaters recede and will continue as more areas become accessible and safe. For those seeking Red Cross shelter information or assistance are asked to call 1-866-GET-INFO or their local Red Cross chapters.


Grays Harbor County

Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma, WA 98541


Lewis County

Centralia National Guard Armory, 309 Byrd Street, Centralia, WA 98531

Centralia LDS Church, 2801 Mount Vista Road, Centralia, WA 98531

Chehalis LDS Church, 2195 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA 98532

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 349 North Market Blvd, Chehalis, WA 98532


Following three Lewis County shelters are being closed due to the reopening of schools, the Red Cross is relocating clients to other open shelters:

WF West High School, 342 SW 16th Street, Chehalis, WA 98532

Edison Elementary School, 607 H Street, Centralia, WA 98531

Centralia Middle School, 901 Johnson Road, Centralia, WA 98531

Following Lewis County shelters are closed:

Napavine Elementary School, 209 East Park Street, Napavine, WA 98565 / Closed

Vader Lions Club, 1201 Eighth Street, Vader, WA 98593 / Closed

Winlock Community Center, 600 Block of NW Kerron Avenue, Winlock, WA 98596 / Closed


Thurston County

Rochester LDS Church, 18501 Paulson Street SW, Rochester, WA 98579


Following Thurston County shelters are closed:

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Avenue NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Rochester High School, 19800 Carper Road SW, Rochester, WA 98579


Mason County

Mason County Public Utilities Department, 307 West Cota Street, Shelton, WA
Theler Community Center, 22871 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA

King County

Spartan Gym at 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA


Snohomish County

World Harvester Family Church, 20830 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA


Kitsap County

United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale / STANDBY



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