The American Red Cross opened two shelters overnight for by people affected by flash flooding in Chautauqua County. There are currently 11 residents at the Westfield Central School, located at 203 East Main Street in Westfield. The Brockton Central School shelter was closed Tuesday morning as all five residents found alternate accommodations.
With Flash Flood Warnings and Watches still in effect for all of Western New York, the Red Cross remains in contact with emergency officials across the Region and is prepared to launch an additional response as needed.
Downloading 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.
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.