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Southwestern Wisconsin Storm Up-date (11:00a.m. Update)

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Severe weather affected hundreds of families across a five county area beginning June 16th. The Red Cross has been providing comfort and support to help people affected.

To-date we have:

o Served 1,089 meals and snacks

o Distributed more than 400 clean-up items which include rakes, gloves, tarps and other supplies.

o Provided 84 health and emotional support contacts

o Mobilized 50 trained Red Cross responders.

o Began providing financial assistance.

  • The Platteville shelter closed on Thursday. Residents that had been staying in the shelter were assisted in finding alternative lodging.
  • On Saturday, we will initiate a feeding response in Green County to support a resident run (emergency management supported) cleanup effort outside of Blanchardville.
  • On Friday, the Platteville Multi-Agency-Resource-Center (MARC) in Platteville, which brings together several nonprofit and government agencies together in one convenient location to speed recovery, will be open until 7:00p.m. We staff the registration table and begin the individual casework process which is used throughout.

  • Location: Platteville High School 710 E. Madison St. Platteville
  • Hours: Friday 6/20 from noon – 7pm
  • Participating Agencies:
  • o Salvation Army

    o Grant County Human Services

    o Aging and Disability Resource Center of Grant County

    o Housing Authority – City of Platteville

    o Grant County Unified Counseling Service

    o Public Health

    o The Red Cross even has emotional health counselors as well as health professionals available.

    The severe weather is not over and the Red Cross is encouraging everyone to download our free tornado & flood apps. They both provide education, warning alerts and all-clear signals.

    You can help people affected by disasters big and small. Please make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

  • Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. This includes the recent severe weather and nearly 70,000 other disasters we handle every year around the country.
  • The Red Cross is currently mobilizing registered, trained, disaster response volunteers from local communities. To become a trained disaster responder for future events, visit redcross.org to begin the volunteer application process.