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
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
Midwest Floods - 2019
In Spring 2019, communities across the Midwest were ravaged by a series of flooding and severe weather events—including multiple devastating tornadoes—that impacted tens of thousands of residents.
Oroville Dam - 2017
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.
Louisiana Floods - Summer 2016
It took time for people to get back on their feet, but with the commitment of generous donors and volunteers, we were able to help ensure they had the support to recover.
West Virginia Floods - 2016
In late June of 2016, devastating floods hit West Virginia, covering a large portion of the state.
Houston & Gulf Coast Floods - 2016
In 2016, American Red Cross 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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