UPDATE: Shelter For Flood Victims Will Reopen Sunday

The American Red Cross will reopen a shelter in Halifax County for flood victims on Sunday.

Organizers say around 30 people were at the shelter Saturday. They say 12 families were displaced due to the flooding. All those families were able to find another place to stay.

Organizers plan to reopen on Sunday in case anyone needs their assistance.

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Heavy rain and storms have continued to fall across parts of Eastern NC forcing some residents in Halifax County out of their homes.

The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at the TJ Davis Center at 400 E. 6th Street in Roanoke Rapids.

There are currently 30 Halifax County residents in the shelter and more are expected to arrive later this afternoon.

Red Cross volunteers will continue to provide, food, shelter and supplies to these community members until they are able to return to their homes.

Anyone that has been displaced by the rain and flooding can seek refuge at the Red Cross shelter located in the TJ Davis Center.

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