American Red Cross opens shelter in Tuscaloosa

The American Red Cross has opened up a shelter at Skyland Boulevard Church in Tuscaloosa.{} The church is located at 3320 Skyland Boulevard East.{}

The American Red Cross is prepared to open 10 to 15 emergency shelters with a capacity of up to 3,000 people in the Mobile and Dothan areas. The Red Cross also has shelters on standby in Montgomery and Birmingham.

Red Cross workers and equipment are arriving in Alabama to provide additional resources to support relief efforts.{}

If you go to a shelter take these items with you:

Prescription medications and medical supplies

Bedding and clothing, including sleeping bags and pillows

Bottled water, battery-operated radio and extra batteries, first aid kit, flashlight

Car keys and maps

Documents: including driver's license, Social Security card, proof of residence, insurance policies, wills, deeds, birth and marriage certificates, tax records, etc.

Pets are NOT allowed at Red Cross shelters, unless they are service animals

To donate to The American Red Cross call, click or text to donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.