Red Cross to open shelter for flooding victims

The American Red Cross has announced it will open a shelter at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, for folks in the Paducah area affected by flooding caused by recent heavy rains.

The Red Cross says the shelter will be at the Recreation Center of Paducah at 1527 Martin Luther King Blvd. The organization says the shelter will be open as long as there's a need for it. 

Calls from people impacted by flooding will be taken 24 hours a day, according to the announcement sent by Amber Youngblood, of the Red Cross. For immediate emergency needs caused by the heavy rains and flooding, you can call (270) 217-8272.

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