The Red Cross opened four new shelters for people who still need help now that its other shelters have closed.


In Duval County, shelters are open at Southside Baptist Church, 1936 Hendricks Avenue, and Legends Center 5054 Soutel Drive. Legends is a special needs and general populace shelter.

In Nassau County, The Journey Church is a shelter, 95707 Amelia Concourse, Fernandina Beach.

In St. Johns County, people can find shelter at Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine.

The Red Cross also is sending emergency response teams to various hard-hit areas. The teams are providing water, snacks and other help.

Amber Bierfreund, Red Cross’ regional communications director, said the shelters are necessary because some people still need a place to stay and the shelters in schools have been closed to prepare them for students.

“People are going to their homes and finding out what damage they have,” she said. “We’re trying to make sure everybody that needs a place to go has one. Also some communities that were damaged maybe need extra help.”

For help the public can call the Red Cross at 904-958-8091.


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