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GREENSBORO — The Red Cross will open an emergency shelter at Glenwood Recreation Center beginning at noon on Thursday, according to a city news release.

This shelter will be for individuals in need of a safe place to stay as the Triad experiences the effects of Hurricane Florence. This shelter is at 2010 Coliseum Blvd. and will be open 24 hours a day until further notice.

People who plan to stay at the shelter are asked to bring their medications, toiletries, a pillow and blanket or a sleeping bag, and a towel. This shelter is available for local residents, including individuals whose homes were damaged by the April tornado, and people who have evacuated from other areas that have been impacted by the hurricane.

The Interactive Resource Center will open its White Flag emergency warming operations at 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 407 E. Washington St.

For more information about the shelter, contact the Red Cross as www.redcross.org or 336-333-2111.

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