Seek Shelter At Crooksville High School

by Mackenzie Stasko on July 10, 2013 at 6:39 am

Some residents of Perry County who were forced from their home due to flooding can take advantage of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross emergency shelter. That is still open Wednesday night.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Crooksville High School and Executive Director, Marlene Henderson is encouraging everyone affected to take advantage of the help they’re offering.

"The shelter is still set up and we’re gonna keep it open probably for the next 24 hours just depending on what this next line of bad weather that we have coming through, because it’s also going to have some wind gusts with it and there is the potential for power outage," said Henderson.

The pet-friendly shelter will have blankets, cots to sleep on, food, drinks and clothing if needed. Along with cat and dog food for your animals.

"We have showers there. You can come in and take a shower. If you don’t have any shoes, we have flip flops there. We do have some clothing if you need it. Just come in and let us know what you need."

If you live in the Corning area, the red cross also has a shelter set up there.