PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - UPDATE 6/11 11 a.m.: The Baldwin County EMA announced that the shelter in Bay Minette will close at 11 a.m.
Baldwin and Escambia counties have both opened shelters in response to flooding conditions as a result of heavy rain throughout the weekend.
June 8-11 has brought thunderstorms and heavy rain to the Gulf Coast and caused flooding throughout the area. The American Red Cross in Escambia County and the Baldwin County Emergency Management association have opened shelters for victims of flooding.
The Baldwin County EMA has opened a Level II shelter at 207 North White Avenue in Bay Minette. Only service animals are allowed in the shelter.
The Red Cross in Pensacola said the current shelter at East Brent Baptist Church will move to Ferry Pass Middle School at 8355 Yancey Blvd in Pensacola.
There is also a shelter open at Tate High School at 1771 Tate Rd. in Cantonment and one at Molino Park Elementary at 899 Hwy. 97, in Molino. There is pet shelter available at the Molino shelter.
The Red Cross says that if your family cannot stay in your home because of water, then you should contact them at 1-800-773-7620 or 432-7601.
The Baldwin County EMA notes that citizens should bring their own supplies to a shelter, including:
- Personal Identification
- Sleeping Bags
- Snacks and Drinks
- Quiet Activities for Children
- Change of Clothing
- Infant Products
- Sanitary Products
- Personal Items