Flood Recovery Aid in Missouri and Illinois

Flood recovery assistance centers have been marred by long lines and delays.

ST. LOUIS – Flood assistance continues in Missouri, despite some issues affecting flood victims.

Long lines marked the event in University City on Thursday. Wednesday in Florissant, the rain fell on the effort.

If you need help with flood resources, there are several more events coming up this weekend.

Organizers say you just need to bring ID and proof of address, such as a bill or bank statement, to flood recovery centers.

“We have two events in St. Louis that anyone can attend, but you don’t have to live in the city to attend. We have two in East St. Louis that will also be over the weekend,” said Sharon Watson of the American Red Cross. “We encourage Illinois residents to attend Illinois events as state officials will also be in attendance.

Friday – Another flood resource center will open in St. Louis at Friendly Temple Church, located at 5553 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. It starts at 3:30 p.m.

Friday – For flood victims who need food, cleaning supplies and personal care items or pet food, the St. Louis Area Foodbank is hosting an event at Jackson Park Elementary School at University City. This drive-in event takes place from 3-8 p.m. and no RSVP is necessary.

Saturday – The Friendly Temple Church Flood Resource Center will reopen for those in need of assistance. The Saturday center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Flood recovery centers will be open at East St. Louis High School on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday beginning at noon.


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