American Red Cross Flooding Response Continues Across Region

American Red Cross Flooding Response Continues Across Region
In addition, a Red Cross command vehicle will be stationed on Elm Street at Main in Penn Yan to distribute clean-up kits and water starting at 10am Saturday.

The American Red Cross continues to provide relief to residents affected by devastating flooding across the area earlier this week. A shelter has been open at the Penn Yan Academy, located at 305 Court Street, since Wednesday morning for Yates County area residents impacted by the storm. Water, snacks and three hot meals a day are available, as are caseworkers who can help affected families develop immediate and long-term recovery plans. Clean-up kits, including mops, buckets, bleach and more are also available to help residents as they return to their homes. On Friday, an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) delivered clean-up kits and water directly into affected areas in Penn Yan, and will be traveling through affected areas across Yates County starting at 10am on Saturday.

In addition, a Red Cross command vehicle will be stationed on Elm Street at Main in Penn Yan to distribute clean-up kits and water starting at 10am Saturday. A caseworker will also be on hand to help people work on immediate and long-term recovery plans.

Red Cross volunteers continue to respond to flooding across the 17-county Western New York/Finger Lakes Region. Clean-up kits will be distributed at the following times and locations:

Elm Street near Main, Penn Yan

Starting at 10am

Penn Yan Academy, 305 Court Street

Friday and Saturday, 9:30am-2pm

Gowanda Fire Hall, 230 Aldrich Street

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

Randolph Fire Hall, 70 Main Street

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

People are encouraged to download the free Red Cross Flood App to their iPhone or Android device. The app features safety and preparedness tips, flood warning alerts and much more. Additional safety tips are available at www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood.

All Red Cross assistance is free, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Anyone wishing to help people affected by floods, fires and other disasters is asked to consider donating to the Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, visiting www.redcross.org, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to charge a $10 donation to their cell phone bill.