Parts of West Michigan are prone to seasonal flooding, and the American Red Cross of West Michigan is urging residents to take steps now to stay safer when floods threaten.
“By preparing together for floods, we can make our families safer and our communities stronger,” said Kelly Hudson, Regional Communications Officer of the Red Cross of West Michigan. “We can help you and your family create a flood preparedness plan now, before our community is threatened by excessive rainfall.”
The American Red Cross of West Michigan has been in contact with sheltering partners and is prepared to open any shelters should a need arise. Volunteers are also on standby and ready to respond and assist with community needs. Disaster teams are also monitoring the situation closely and staying in contact with emergency officials and the National Weather Service.
The Red Cross recommends that individuals and families prepare for floods by:
For more information on flood preparedness, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. We urge you to share these Red Cross flood preparedness tips with every member of your household, because the best protection is to be prepared ahead of time.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.