FOLEY – The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 506 North Pine in Foley for anyone needing shelter during the severe weather threatening the area Monday.

The facility is not a county shelter and does not have amenities. Anyone who feels that they will need shelter can come to the facility, but those seeking shelter should bring their own food, medication, bedding and basic toiletries. 

On Monday night, the National Weather Service predicted 30 to 35 mile an hour winds with gusts as high as 55 in the Foley area. The forecast also predicted 2 to 3 inches of rain in the area.