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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Operations Center in partnership with the American Red Cross has now activated two emergency shelter locations in Charlotte and Matthes, NC. The shelters have been activated due to the severe weather today (2.6) and flash flood warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service until 7 pm to several counties including Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

The Naomi Drenan Recreation Center located at 750 Beal Street in Charlotte and the Crews Recreation Center located at 1201 Crews Road in Matthews, will open to the public as emergency shelters at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. Both shelter locations are open to all members of the public and capable of receiving pets. Stay safe CLT!

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