Lusk, WY, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – The Red Cross continues to support the community of Lusk, WY following the devastating floods that occurred less than a week ago. Cleanup supplies, water, bleach and assorted other useful items were available at the Niobrara County fairgrounds in Lusk.
An Assistance Center will be open at the Niobrara County fairgrounds Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the support that the Red Cross has been providing the Lusk community since the initial flash flood, the Assistance Center will provide an opportunity to speak to a specialist about their individual recovery needs and other services available in the community. A Red Cross nurse will be available to answer questions about avoiding illnesses that are possible following a flood. People can also pick up additional cleaning supplies, bottled water and other useful cleanup items. The Assistance Center will be open daily but times may vary.
Visitors to the Red Cross assistance center will also have an opportunity to pick up an application for assistance from other community organized donation funds.
Additional rain and hazardous weather is possible in Wyoming this week. Flood and Severe weather preparedness information is available at www.redcross.org/prepare. To stay informed about life threatening weather and to get information about preparedness and recovery please download the new mobile app from the Red Cross called Emergency. Download the app from your preferred provider or from www.redcross.org/apps/