American Red Cross Providing flood relief

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - All the rainfall Lexington received Monday and Tuesday, left many areas flooded.

The American Red Cross has a disaster relief team set up at Lexington Highs School Wednesday to assist those affected by the flooding. (Source: Holly Barraclough, KNOP TV)

The American Red Cross set up disaster relief at Lexington High School Tuesday morning. Tuesday night they had 16 families stay overnight at the school and more than 150 come through the school to receive relief effort such as food, showers or referrals.

Vicki Halligan is a volunteer with the Red Cross and said the they are here to help.

"The Red Cross is for immediate needs so we're concerned with your health, we're concerned with your safety," said Halligan, "So what we set up for in here is we've got cots, in other words a place for you to sleep, we've got showers and we supply any food we supply a lot of your necessities because so many people walk away without their necessities, like your toothbrush, which is a very basic thing, we have those."

The Lexington Red Cross shelter will close Thursday at 8:00 a.m. They said there are other shelters for those in need located in Wood River and Kearney. Those exact locations can be found on the American Red Cross' website.