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American Red Cross Responds after Tornado Hits Watford City

American Red Cross Responds after Tornado
Our teams are working closely with emergency officials in McKenzie County to assess the needs of the community and will continue to provide support as needed.

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (July 10, 2018) – The American Red Cross is responding to help people affected by a tornado that hit Watford City, ND.

Red Cross disaster relief workers are on scene working with emergency officials to support a shelter. Anyone displaced by this storm can go to the Watford City Civic Center located at 213 2nd Street NE in Watford City.

“Many people have lost everything so there’s a big need for housing,” explains Red Cross Executive Director Rob Stotz. “We’re looking for partners in hotels or apartment complexes willing to open their doors to people who are displaced.”

As many as 170 people may be displaced by this storm. The Red Cross is providing food, water and emergency shelter. Our teams are working closely with emergency officials in McKenzie County to assess the needs of the community and will continue to provide support as needed.

RED CROSS EMERGENCY APP People can be prepared for severe weather by downloading the all-inclusive Red Cross Emergency App. It monitors more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Find it in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross, going to redcross.org/apps, or texting GETEMERGENCY to 90999.

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossDakotas.