Red Cross opens shelters in Stephenson, Winnebago counties

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(WIFR) -- The American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois has opened multiple shelters in Stephenson and Winnebago counties in response to flooding.

Shelters are available in Freeport, Rockford and Machesney Park.

-Freeport: Highland Community College at 2998 W Pearl City Rd.
-Rockford: Brooke Road United Methodist Church at 1404 Brook Rd.
-Machesney Park: Riverside Community Church at 6168 N. Second St.

American Red Cross says the Machesney Park shelter will open once evacuees arrive.

Shelters will provide lodging, food and support for people in need. For more information on shelters, you can contact the American Red Cross dispatch line at 1-877-597-0747.