Rome City re-purposing Red Cross shelter
NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - The Red Cross shelter that was housing many displaced residents in Rome City will be closing.
Many residents in Noble County were forced to evacuate their homes because of flooding and took shelter at the Rome City Elementary School where the Red Cross had set up a shelter. But luckily, the residents are no longer needing the shelter as floodwaters subside.
The shelter will be transitioning into a Red Cross Welcome Center that will be open Thursday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. The welcome center will provide a platform for residents to voice their concerns about the persisting flooding issues as well as ask any questions.
Although the shelter will be closing, Red Cross will be staying in the area. Red Cross Executive Director Katherine MacAulay said workers will continue to help those who have been affected by the floodwaters and will provide assistance in any way they can.