Red Cross Delivers Relief for Residents Reeling from Impact of Flooding
Red Cross disaster worker, Matthew Teter, assesses the flooding near a levee breach in Belle Chasse, LA. Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross.
Flood water from the Tchefuncte River covers a riverside park in Madisonville, LA. Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross.
On July 13, 2019, Barry attained maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and became the first hurricane of the 2019 Hurricane Season. Hurricane Barry drenched the Gulf Coast before remnants of the storm moved north and caused additional tornado and flooding threats in already-saturated areas. The U.S. had its wettest 12 month on record in May and then went on to break this record again in June. In Louisiana, rainfall amounts were generally 5 to 8 inches, with higher amounts between 10 to 18 inches locally.
Teams of Red Cross disaster responders continue to diligently support the affected communities with recovery services, relief supplies and health and mental health support.
Over 220 overnight stays provided in Red Cross shelters.
Working with our partners, we've served nearly 11,800 meals and snacks.
Mobilized over 400Red Cross disaster workers —92 percent volunteers— to help shelter, feed, and support people.
We've distributed more than 4,700 relief items like diapers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items for people forced from their homes..
Volunteer spiritual, mental health and health services professionals have provided more than 1,400 contacts to provide support and care to those affected.
All numbers are cumulative and represent Red Cross response efforts for Hurricane Barry as of July 22, 2019.
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