Storm aftermath: Red Cross sets up evacuation center in Columbus, WI

DODGE COUNTY -- The American Red Cross opened an evacuation center in Columbus, WI Monday morning, July 13th after storms caused power outages and flooding damage in the region.

The Red Cross opened the center at the Columbus Middle School, 400 S. Dickason Boulevard. It is a central location for information, food, recharging electronics, personal hygiene and more. This will be turned into an overnight shelter if the needs exist.

The Red Cross offers the following tips for those in any storm-damaged area to stay safer:

    You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.