Red Cross opens shelters for families impacted by storms


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — The Red Cross is opening up emergency shelters for families affected by Monday’s storms.

The American Red Cross Blue Ridge Piedmont and Asheville-Mountain Area chapters, with the help of emergency management partners, are opening shelters in Caldwell, Watauga and Wilkes counties for those impacted by the afternoon storms.

The locations being opened are as follows:


South Caldwell High School

7035 Spartan Dr.,

Hudson, N.C. 28638



Alliance Bible Fellowship Church Hall

1035 NC Hwy. 105

Boone, N.C. 28607



Wilkes Sr. Center

228 Fairplains School Rd.

N. Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659


“Shelters have been opened across several counties to provide safe refuge for anyone whose home may have been impacted by storms,” said Jerri Jameson, Regional Communications Officer, Red Cross ­­Western North Carolina Region. “Tornadoes and flooding are dangerous, damaging and can be deadly. We urge our neighbors to follow guidance from local emergency management officials.”

You can check shelter availability and whether a shelter is open on the Red Cross Emergency App.

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