The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Marietta for those displaced by flooding. Red Cross is providing a safe place to stay, food to eat, and a shoulder to lean on for those affected by the flooding which has prompted evacuations, washed out bridges, caused landslides, and closed highways across the area.

“These flood waters can come up very rapidly. People should be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice,” said Joe Becker, Senior Vice President Red Cross Disaster Services, “We have shelters open which offer a safe haven for those who have been forced out of their homes.”

As of 6pm on Today, the Red Cross reported that 348 people registered at shelters in Metro Atlanta, and 291 of those were at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta.

The shelter is located at the Cobb County Civic Center at 548 S. Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA. For more information on the shelter, please contact the Red Cross at 404-876-3302.

To donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation to the American Red Cross at P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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