As flood water begins to recede, Hancock County residents find themselves with the task of cleaning up their homes while others still wait. The American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties will reopen its Evacuation Center at Glenwood Middle School, 1715 N. Main Street in Findlay. People coming to the Evacuation Center should park behind the school and use the rear entrance to the building.
Due to a lack of need, the Red Cross closed its evacuation Center at 9:00 p.m. Sunday night. Todd James, Executive Director of the Red Cross said, “Red Cross disaster responders assisted five families Sunday with food and a safe place to wait out the flooding. The families were also provided lodging for the evening.”
Today the Evacuation Center will be reopen at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 7:00 p.m. if needed. Lunch will be provided to flood victims. Disaster responders will also be handing out clean-up kits until 4:00 p.m. to anyone who needs one. A determination will be made later in the day whether to open the Evacuation Center tomorrow.
All Red Cross disaster relief is provided free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the American people. If you’d like to make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, visit www.redcross.org/hancock or call (419) 422-9322.