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Disastrous Ellicott City Flooding: Red Cross Response

Red Cross Responds to Ellicott City Flood

Ellicott City, Maryland experienced a historic flood on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Many homes and businesses were severely damaged by the flash flood that raged through the downtown area. The entire town had to be evacuated due to the flood.

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake Region was quickly on scene, helping affected individuals and families. Two Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) were deployed to provide immediate help including food and water. Red Cross volunteers were on site providing meals, water and snacks, in conjunction with our partner agencies, to first responders and residents. Health, mental health, and spiritual care services were available to clients. Outreach teams deployed and provided services directly to clients including bulk clean up kits/supplies and Disaster Casework. Approximately 89 disaster assistance cases were opened to assist individuals and families. In addition, the Red Cross helped serve about 500 meals a day to those affected and first responders. At present, the Red Cross continues to conduct follow up casework to assist those affected.

Thank you to the donors, volunteers, staff and partner agencies that helped make our response possible—we are incredibly grateful for your partnership!