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ARC Continues Response to Flooding Across WNY Finger Lakes Region

Finger Lakes
On Tuesday, shelters were opened for residents affected by flooding in Silver Creek and Gowanda,

The American Red Cross continues to provide relief to residents affected by devastating flooding across the area earlier this week. A shelter remains open at the Penn Yan Academy, located at 305 Court Street, for Yates County area residents impacted by the storm. Water and three hot meals a day are available, as are caseworkers who can help affected families develop immediate and long-term recovery plans. On Tuesday, shelters were opened for residents affected by flooding in Silver Creek and Gowanda, and flooding assistance was also provided to affected families in Randolph.

Red Cross volunteers will be distributing clean-up kits, including items such as mops, buckets and bleach, to help people as they return to homes that may have been damaged by the recent storms. The clean-up kits will be available at the following times and locations:

Penn Yan Academy, 305 Court Street

Friday and Saturday, 9:30am-2pm

Gowanda Fire Hall, 27 East Main Street #3

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

Randolph Fire Hall, 70 Main Street

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

With additional rainfall forecast for the area, the Red Cross is in contact with emergency management officials from across the 17-county WNY/Finger Lakes Region, and is ready to meet additional community needs. People are encouraged to download the free Red Cross Flood App to their iPhone or Android device. The app features safety and preparedness tips, flood warning alerts and much more. Additional safety tips are available at

All Red Cross assistance is free, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Anyone wishing to help people affected by floods, fires and other disasters is asked to consider donating to the Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, visiting, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to charge a $10 donation to their cell phone bill.