UPDATE 9:15 a.m.: The Red Cross now has shelters set up at the following locations in Van Zandt County:

  • Canton: First Methodist Church Life Center, 600 S. Buffalo
  • Emory: Emory City Center, 320 Texas Street North
  • Eustace: Eustace High School, FM 316 S

For Assistance from the Red Cross, call 866-405-4801

Volunteers can reach out at 1-800- RED CROSS or RedCross.org.


The Red Cross has opened up a shelter in Canton at the First Methodist Life Center in Canton, TX in response to the tornado outbreak on Saturday in East Texas.

Those affected by the devastating storm damage in East Texas can now turn to the Red Cross, set up at the First Methodist Life Center, located at 600 S. Buffalo in Canton, TX.

Our news partners, KLTV, have been covering the storm damage and keeping us up to date as quickly and safely as possible. We want to say, 'thank you,' to the incredible coverage provided by the First Alert Weather team, and especially Mark Scirto.

As the numbers continue to roll in, we know that dozens of families have been affected by the storms, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.

You can help now by making a donation to the American Red Cross.

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