The Red Cross has assembled a list of resources to assist with your ongoing recovery needs.
Two weeks after tragic flooding upturned lives and destroyed hundreds of homes across Eastern Kentucky, the American Red Cross is still there, working around the clock with our partners to provide comfort and critical support to help those in need.
This is an incredibly challenging situation, and we are working closely with local officials to make sure people have the help they need as they begin the long road to recovery. Some areas remain cut off due to damaged roads and bridges and Red Cross disaster workers are bringing food and relief supplies to people by boat. Preliminary damage reports indicate that nearly 1,400 homes were either destroyed or suffered major damage.
Red Cross Response
In both Missouri and Kentucky, the Red Cross immediately responded to help those affected by the disastrous and deadly flooding.
As of Wednesday (8/10/22), the Red Cross and our partners provided comfort and care for almost 430 residents in 13 shelters across Eastern Kentucky. In the last week, the Red Cross and our partners have provided a total of more than 6,000 overnight stays for residents forced to leave their homes.
With the support of local partners, the Red Cross has helped to provide some 81,000 meals and snacks to people in need. In addition, we’ve given out thousands of critical relief items to nearly 1,400 households.
In Kentucky, our teams are on the ground working alongside our state and municipal partners to determine damage and the needs of impacted communities.
Use our tool to find a safe shelter during an emergency.
Learn how to get back in touch with family members if you are separated after a disaster or emergency.
Take the first steps back to normal life after an emergency with our recovery guides.
The Red Cross honors donor intent and all donations earmarked for Disaster Relief will be used to help people affected by disasters, big and small. Americans work hard for their money, and we’re committed to being the very best stewards of our donors’ dollar. The Red Cross keeps our expenses low and an average of 90 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.
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