LIST: Shelters opened across Tri-Cities in response to flooding


(WJHL) – As the area continues to experience heavy flooding, several counties and communities have opened shelters for people needing to evacuate.

The following communities have opened shelters:

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Buchanan County

  • Riverview Elementary/Middle in Grundy


The Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Erwin Church of Christ at 710 Rock Creek Road.

Hancock County

The Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Sneedville First Baptist Church.

Johnson City

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for those displaced by flooding at Wesley United Methodist Church at 225 Princeton Road in Johnson City.

Town of Unicoi

The shelter in Unicoi is located at the Tourist Information Center at 106 Unicoi Village Place off exit 32.

MORE INFO: Town of Unicoi opens shelter in response to flooding

Wise County

  • Big Stone Gap Town Hall
  • Coeburn Middle School
  • The gym at Appalachia High School is open as a shelter for those who need to relocate.

MORE INFO: Big Stone Gap FD: Multiple roads closed due to rising water levels

MORE INFO: Appalachia Fire Dept.: Voluntary evacuations underway in Appalachia area due to flooding

  • Blackey Baptist in the Hurley area

Smyth County, Va.

The Saltville Rescue Squad has opened its doors as a shelter, effective 7 p.m. February 6. It is located at 126 Battleground Avenue.

Tazewell County

  • Richlands Police Department (emergency)
  • Richlands Middle School
  • Graham Middle School
  • Tazewell County Dept. of Social Services

MORE INFO: Police: State of emergency issued for Richlands, Tazewell County, shelters opened

This list will be updated as News Channel 11 receives information.

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