Red Cross opens shelter after Detroit-area floods - WNEM TV 5

Red Cross opens shelter after Detroit-area floods

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The Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in suburban Detroit for those affected by flooding.

The shelter at Garden City Middle School offers a place for people to stay, get a hot meal, receive minor first aid and find other support. The Red Cross announced the opening Tuesday night and says Wednesday morning that four people stayed there.

Regional Disaster Program Officer Steve Bosau says in a statement that in the coming days the Southeastern Michigan Chapter will coordinate with emergency officials and communities.

Red Cross volunteers have been sent to communities including Detroit, Warren, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. The storms on Monday dumped more than 6 inches of rain in places, stranding motorists and flooding homes.

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