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Red Cross distributes clean-up kits after flooding

Eastern MA 09/06/12 Red Cross distributes clean-up kits after flooding

At Fall River City Hall Thursday, two Red Cross trucks carrying clean-up kits were parked, with city officials and Red Cross volunteers handing out supplies to those affected by yesterday’s floods.

More than three inches of rain in a very short period of time hit Fall River – one estimate had Fall River getting 5.24 inches of water from the storm.

American Red Cross volunteers brought clean-up kits to the residents of Fall River. The kits contain:

  • A 5 gallon bucket with lid
  • 20 oz cotton wet mom
  • Push broom
  • A squeegee
  • A capped broom
  • A scrub brush
  • Cellulose sponge
  • Leather palm work gloves
  • Medical exam gloves
  • Respirator mask
  • Heavy duty garbage bags (3)
  • Pine-Sol cleaner
  • Clorox Bleach
  • These kits are distributed for free to all the residents affected by the flood, but they do cost the Red Cross $23.71 each.

    On Wednesday, Red Crossers met with Fall River officials and Doug Forbes of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Fall River Fire reported two homes and the city landfill were struck by lightning.

    In the photo at top, Fall River Mayor William Flanagan helps distribute the clean-up kits at City Hall.

    Stories in the local media:

    WHDH

    WPRI

    Earlier coverage of the flood:

    Herald News

    NECN

    NBC Providence

    WHDH