Alamosa, CO, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 –The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Fort Garland Community Center located at 17591 US Highway 160 in Fort Garland, CO. The shelter has been opened to support those families evacuated due to heavy snow and strong winds that have hit the area since Tuesday, January 24.
|Shelter at Fort Garland Community Center|
Anyone affected by the snow storm should go to the shelter or contact local emergency services in Costilla County for transportation to the shelter.
What is at the shelter? Red Cross volunteers are at the shelter to provide a warm, safe place to go during the hazardous winter weather. Cots and blankets are available along with food, snacks and water.
What should I bring to the shelter? Personal items that are specific to your needs including medications. Also, if there are children, bring along a comfort toy for them.
How can I help? At this time all needs are being met for those staying at the shelter. Please do not bring donations to the shelter.
The Red Cross has also been supporting the search and rescue teams with food and water as emergency personnel try to locate and evacuate residents in need of help.