The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Penn Yan Academy, located at 305 Court Street, for those affected by flooding overnight. Food, water and clean-up kits will be available. Area residents affected by flooding and in a non-emergency situation are asked to call 1-877-754-3711 and a volunteer responder will assist them.
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. The Red Cross offers the following safety tips for people in areas affected by flooding:
Additional safety tips are available at www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood. People are also 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.
Anyone wishing to help people affected by fires, flooding or 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.