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Flooding affects nearly 140 people in Northeast NC, Red Cross assists with disaster recovery center

BERTIE COUNTY, Sept. 27, 2016 — As a result of heavy rainfall that affected parts of Bertie and Beaufort Counties, the American Red Cross will assist in a Disaster Recovery Center today to aid nearly 140 people. 

The Disaster Recovery Center, located at Bertie Co. DSS, 110 Japer Bazemore Ave., in Windsor, will be open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the center, families will work with Red Cross partner organizations to start the clean-up process, and assess household items they will need to recover. Red Cross partner organizations include the United Methodist Men and Catholic Charities.

“Organizations across Eastern North Carolina are coming together and working as a team to support families affected by flooding,” said Barry Porter, regional chief executive officer of the Red Cross in Eastern North Carolina. “The Red Cross is incredibly grateful for the support provided by these organizations and we will continue to work together until all recovery needs are met.”

Since flooding began last week, the Red Cross has distributed almost 600 meals, more than 300 snacks, and more than 50 clean-up kits to residents in Northeastern NC. 

For more information, visit redcross.org/enc, or call the Northeastern North Carolina Chapter at 252-355-3800.

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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.