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Red Cross opens distribution center amidst flooding

Center at Foster Elementary School in Kingwood

1881: The American Red Cross provides relief for disaster for the first time. The disaster was the Great Fire of 1881 in Michigan. (American Red Cross)

KINGWOOD, Texas – The American Red Cross will open a distribution center in the Kingwood area at Foster Elementary School due to flooding in the area. The school is at 1800 Trailwood Village Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339.

The center is open Friday until 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will provide clean-up kits, food and water to affected residents in the Kingwood area.

Residents needing rescue assistance should call 911. Avoid driving or walking through high water. Turn around, don’t drown.

The City of Houston is conducting damage assessments in the area. If you have not reported damage to your home or business to Houston’s 311 helpline (311, 713-837-0311 or houston311.org), please do so. Additional safety tips can be found in the "After the Flood" publication available at houstonrecovers.org.