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City and county compile flood resources
Monday, November 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
In response to devastating flooding in the region, the city has compiled resources for those impacted and those wanting to help. Information is available at austintexas.gov/help or by calling 3-1-1 for information. The website offers information about shelter locations, legal clinics, child care and housing issues, as well as information for those looking for ways to assist residents impacted by the flooding. Austin/Travis County public safety officials have established a shelter for people who need it at the Dittmar Recreation Center, located at 1009 W. Dittmar Road. Over the weekend, Austin Animal Center took in 200 animals, and the city is encouraging those looking for lost pets to visit the shelter. According to a press release from the city, “Financial donations can be made to the Red Cross, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), Salvation Army or United Way.” ADRN is also accepting donated goods, which can be dropped off at a mobile trailer at Teri Road Baptist Church, 1844 Teri Road, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes are being accepted, as are new pillows, blankets, socks and undergarments.
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