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Red Cross opens shelters

The American Red Cross is opening shelters to provide places for families forced to evacuate their homes due to flooding or if travel to their residence is not safe. A shelter in Harrison County, at the Elizabeth Civic Center, 8128 Hurricane St. in Elizabeth, will open this evening at 6. For immediate assistance from the Red Cross, call 1-800-696-3873. For emergencies, call 911.
The 2011 Bier Prost, sponsored by the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at Indiana University Southeast, scheduled for Friday at Horseshoe Southern Indiana at Bridgeport has been canceled because of flooding. Organizers are planning to reschedule the event.