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Provide safe, dry shelter until families can return home
Serve water and hot meals
Play with kids staying in shelters
Ensure people with disabilities get the help they need
Provide first aid
Give comfort and emotional support
Distribute clean up supplies like mops, gloves and tarps
Assess damage in impacted neighborhoods
Meet with families to prepare recovery plans
Residents of Oroville, CA were ordered to evacuate after a hole in an emergency spillway in the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area.
It will take time for people to get back on their feet, but with the commitment of generous donors and volunteers, we can help ensure they have support to recover.
In late June devastating floods hit West Virginia, covering a large portion of the state.
Over the last year, the American Red Cross has helped tens of thousands of people across Texas impacted by relentless severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in more than 130 counties—many of which were struck multiple times.
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