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Red Cross Shelter at Silver Creek High School Closed

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

The American Red Cross was able to close the flooding shelter a Silver Creek Central School overnight. The Red Cross remains in contact with emergency personnel from across the Western and Central New York Region and has shelters on standby should they become necessary as the response to yesterday’s severe weather continues. The Red Cross wishes to thank Silver Creek Central School, Brocton Central School, Westfield Central School, and all our volunteers and community partners for their help in yesterday’s sheltering operations.

 

As residents begin to clean up following yesterday’s flooding and severe weather, the Red Cross is making plans to distribute clean-up kits to families in affected areas. The kits will include mops, buckets, bleach, rubber gloves and more essential items for families as the recover from this disaster. Details on the distribution will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

 

Download the free Red Cross Emergency App: The Red Cross Emergency App provides people with instant access to emergency alerts and life-saving information. Available for smart phones and tablets, it includes content on what to do before, during and after a variety of severe weather events. Users can customize more than 35 emergency weather alerts based on their location and where loved ones live.

Other features include:

·         “Make a Plan” helps families figure out what to do and where to go if a disaster strikes;

·         Preloaded emergency preparedness content is available in English And Spanish and can be accessed without mobile connectivity;

·         “Family Safe” allows people to notify loved ones who are in an area affected by an emergency or disaster; and

·         A real-time map with open Red Cross shelter locations and weather information.

 

The app is available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/apps. Additional tornado safety tips can be found at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/tornado, and flood safety tips are available at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood.

The Red Cross relies on financial contributions to provide help and comfort to disaster victims anywhere, anytime. You can help people affected by disasters like flooding, home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.