Red Cross Shelters and Evacuation Centers for Flooding in San Jose

February 22, 2017

There are roughly 14,000 residents who had to evacuate their homes last night due to the major flooding in San Jose. The flooding has prompted the closure of Hwy 101 at McKee and several other schools. 

Evacuation centers and Red Cross shelters have opened up during the series of storms to provide a temporary warm and dry haven for families displaced from their homes by this flooding. Here are a couple of evacuation centers Red Cross has open:

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church in Salinas at 315 East Alvin Drive, Salinas, CA.
  • Carmel Middle School in Carmel Valley at 4380 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, CA.
  • James Lick High School at 57 North White Rd., San Jose, CA. (Unfortunately, this shelter will not accept pets, but residents can take their pets to the San Jose Animal Shelter at 2750 Monterey Road, San Jose.)

The City of San Jose has also opened a couple of evacuation centers:

  • Roosevelt Community Center at 901 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA.
  • Shirakawa Community  Center at 2072 Lucretia Ave., San Jose, CA.

And even the City of Lakeport:

  • The Lakeport Community Seventh Day Adventist Church has a shelter at 1111 Park Way, Lakeport, CA.



Here is how you can help:

Volunteer — To volunteer with future response efforts, please apply online at to start the steps to become a trained Red Cross volunteer. Upon completing the process, people will be contacted to determine their availability, skill and where they are needed the most.

Donations — You can help those affected by disasters by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

  • Your gift helps the Red Cross to prepare, respond and help people recover anything they own from disasters.
  • If you want to donate, you can go to, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or even text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.