List: Red Cross shelters offering aid to storm-affected residents and pets

Here’s a look at open shelters in Harris, Liberty, Polk, and San Jacinto counties

May 2, 2024: The American Red Cross opened shelters in Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto and Montgomery Counties in response to the recent flooding due to rain and the rising waters around the rivers (American Red Cross)

Following Thursday evening’s storm and widespread power outages in the Houston area, the American Red Cross is assisting affected residents at shelters.

As of Friday night, the organization reported 125 people and 77 pets staying in open shelters throughout Harris, Liberty, Polk and San Jacinto counties.

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Here’s a list of open shelters by the Red Cross:


Greenhouse International Church

200 W. Greens Rd

Houston, Texas 77067

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

11612 Memorial Dr

Houston, TX 77024


Pineburr Elementary School

7054 Road 3540

Cleveland TX, 77327


San Jacinto County Disaster Shelter

255 Live Oak

Coldspring, TX 77331


American Red Cross is also supporting two City of Houston Cooling Centers:

Kingwood Community Center

4102 Rustic Woods Dr

Kingwood, Tx 77345

Woodland Community Center

212 Parkview St

Houston, TX 77009

For those in need of Red Cross assistance, help is available by calling 1-800-Red-Cross.

What to bring to a Red Cross Shelter

  • Prescription medications
  • extra clothing, pillows, blankets
  • hygiene supplies
  • important documents
  • comfort items
  • any special items for children: diapers, formula, toys
  • durable medical equipment and or assistive technology you may need

SEE ALSO: Houston ISD continues weekend repairs on multiple campuses damaged by storm

Flood safety tips

The Red Cross has also shared crucial safety tips to help residents stay safe during flooding events:

  • Turn around, don’t drown: Avoid driving on flooded roads. If you must drive and encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route.
  • Escape rising waters: If caught on a flooded road with rising water, exit your vehicle immediately and move to higher ground.
  • Stay informed: Keep tuned to local radio, NOAA radio, or news channels for updates. Be prepared to evacuate quickly if necessary and follow all evacuation orders.
  • Avoid floodwaters: Stay clear of floodwaters, which may conceal hazards like snakes, insects, and other animals.
  • Keep children and pets safe: Ensure they stay away from hazardous areas and floodwaters.
  • Beware of power lines: Avoid stepping in puddles or standing water near downed power lines.

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