OMAHA, NEB., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – The American Red Cross continues to help residents across Nebraska who were impacted by Sunday night’s tornado. The Red Cross will close the emergency shelter at Centennial High School at noon because many families who were displaced by the tornadoes have found a safe place to stay with either family or friends.
“As soon as the storms passed, our disaster teams were in damaged communities to help. Since Sunday night, 44 well-trained Red Cross workers have provided shelter to 13 people, delivered hundreds of meals, snacks, waters to crews and homeowners who are in the clean up process,” said Jill Orton, Region Disaster Officer. “In the days and weeks to come, the Red Cross will continue working with emergency officials and local community partners to help people get back on their feet.”
Shelter WILL CLOSE AT NOON:
Centennial High School
1301 Centennial Ave
Utica, NE 68456
While the clean-up process is in full swing, many areas are still littered with debris. The Red Cross offers the following tips for those in the affected area to stay safer:
The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help disaster victims please contact the American Red Cross redcross.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.