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Flood Relief

When floods strike, your donation helps to provide shelter, food and comfort to families.

After deadly floods ravaged communities in Louisiana, together we have supported thousands of people as they rebuild their lives.

In the face of so much loss, more than 4,400 Red Cross workers—over 90 percent volunteers— mounted a massive response.

  • More than 1.3 million meals and snacks served
  • Nearly 700,000 relief items distributed
  • Nearly 80,000 overnight stays
  • Read the Louisiana Floods One Year Update >

    Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters.

    Your support helps those impacted by flooding in so many ways
    Volunteer talks to family staying in shelter
    Woman drinks water
    Volunteer reads book with boy staying in shelter
    Volunteer helps man in wheelchair
    Volunteer checks heart beat of woman staying in shelter
    Volunteer comforts flood victim
    Flood victims use clean up supplies
    Volunteers assess damage from floods
    Volunteer meets with woman in her flooded home

    Recent Flood Relief Efforts

    Oroville Dam - 2017

    Residents of Oroville, CA were ordered to evacuate after a hole in an emergency spillway in the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area.

    Read about the response in Oroville

    Helping woman outside flooded Louisian house
    Louisiana Floods - Summer 2016

    It will take time for people to get back on their feet, but with the commitment of generous donors and volunteers, we can help ensure they have support to recover.

    Read more about the recovery in Louisiana

    Children sit on the porch of their flooded house
    West Virginia Floods - 2016

    In late June devastating floods hit West Virginia, covering a large portion of the state.

    Find out how communities are responding

    Volunteer helps family impacted by flooding in Texas
    Houston & Gulf Coast Floods - 2016

    Over the last year, the American Red Cross has helped tens of thousands of people across Texas impacted by relentless severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in more than 130 counties—many of which were struck multiple times.

    Read about the on-going relief efforts

    Donate Now to Disaster Relief

    Help people affected by disasters big and small.

    $10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.