Shelter ready in the case of more evacuees in Eagle

Several Eagle residents who live at the Riviera Estates have lost power to their homes. They have voluntarily evacuated the flooded area.

Because of this, the American Red Cross opened a shelter on Wednesday night. It was located inside the Eagle Nazarene Church off of State Street.

None of the evacuees chose to use the shelter and are likely staying with friends and family, according to the American Red Cross.

If no one shows up by the evening hours on Thursday, the shelter will go into standby mode.

The American Red Cross "pop up" shelters also act as a resource in the event of emergencies. For future reference, even if evacuees choose not to stay there, they can still stop in to get hot meals, snacks and emotional support.

They also have "comfort kits" ready to go that are filled with toiletry items. The displaced can also get help if they left their prescription glasses or medications behind.

The best way the public can pitch in is through cash donations to the American Red Cross. They can't necessarily use donated items dropped off at the church.

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