The Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a shelter for flood evacuees at St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave.
"We will keep that shelter open as long as people need sheltering or until the number of people is low enough that we can help them make other arrangements," said Eilene Guy, volunteer with the Firelands Chapter.
The Firelands Chapter serves both Erie and Huron counties. Guy said the Red Cross is keeping an eye on other areas, especially Norwalk.
At this point, the shelter has an adequate number of volunteers, but individuals interested in training to help in this or any emergency should contact the Red Cross at 419-626-1641.
Residents in the Searsville and Lakeland Avenue areas of Perkins Township have been advised to evacuate because of flooding. Guy said the Red Cross has also received calls from the Fox Run area of Perkins Township and the Old Mud Brook Road area in Milan Township.
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