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Bradford County Emergency Management and American Red Cross open shelter in Starke

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The Bradford County Emergency Management Office and the American Red Cross have opened a shelter at the Starke Elementary School because of flooding from Tropical Storm Debby.  The shelter is for both the general public and special need residents.  The shelter, located at 1000 West Weldon Street will be opening at 9 p.m. tonight (June 25).  Those needing to evacuate to the shelter are being asked to bring essential items for their family members including:

 Prescriptions and emergency medications

 Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements

 Identification and important personal documents

 Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items

 Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys

 Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

For more information, contact BCEM Public information Officer Michael Heeder at 904-966-6321.

 

 

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Donna is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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