Assistance Information Eagle Pass Flood Victims 6/17/13 Update

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it is imperative for displaced residents to begin clean up on their residence immediately. The longer a house is allowed to sit without cleanup the more likelihood mold will grow.

Today leaders from Maverick County and Eagle Pass met with local media to address the next stage for displaced residents due to the recent flooding in the region. First, Thompson Road has been cleared, inspected and is now open for travel.

Second, it is imperative for displaced residents to begin clean up on their residence immediately. Do NOT WAIT for supplies that will be provided free of charge. The longer a house is allowed to sit without cleanup the more opportunity there is for mold to collect and grow.

The clean-up kit being provided by the Red Cross includes items one can purchase at any hardware store. They include: a squeegee, a mop, a broom, a bucket, gloves, bleach and a household cleanser.

Lowes Hardware Store is making a donation of cleaning supplies to the Food Pantry. Those supplies will be available at the Pantry and should be picked up there. The Food Pantry (located at 1609 Del Rio) is also accepting and distributing donations of clothing and household cleaning supplies. Items requested by the pantry include:

• Diapers - Sizes 3, 4 and 5

• Towels

• Toilet Paper

• Shower Shoes

• Cleaning supplies

• Water

• Wipes

• Ziplock Bags

The Red Cross will continue to partner with the Salvation Army to provide food to shelter residents at Eagle Pass Junior High School located at 1750 North Bibb. We also have four Emergency Response Vehicles that are going throughout the neighborhoods and providing water and snacks. The Southern

Baptist Convention of Texas will also set up their feed truck and will be providing food to the Red Cross to distribute to those affected by these floods.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this press release – please contact Rafael Aviles – Regional Communications Manager at (210) 288-3378.