Red Cross Delivers Relief for Residents Reeling from Impact of Flooding
After tornadoes and floods swept across the South throughout much of March 2019 , new storms brought flooding to the region again in May 2019, affecting Louisiana, Mississippi, Southeast Texas and Oklahoma. The Red Cross continues to help those affected by flooding and tornadoes earlier this Spring with recovery resources and needed support, while also responding to this new threat across the Gulf Coast.
The Red Cross continues to support displaced residents with access to safe shelter. On May 12th, three Red Cross shelters were open across Mississippi and Texas.
On May 10th, more than 150 people sought safe shelter in Red Cross and community shelters in Texas in response to the storms and flooding.
Red Cross disaster workers are traveling through affected areas with food, relief supplies and health and mental health services.
What We've Done So Far:
The Red Cross and other organizations have provided hundreds of overnight stays in emergency shelters.
Working with our partners, we've served over 118,700 meals and snacks.
Mobilized over 1,700Red Cross disaster workers —92 percent volunteers— to help shelter, feed, and support people.
In addition ...
Volunteer spiritual, mental health and health services professionals have provided more than 5,000 contacts to provide support and care to those affected.
We’ve distributed more than 35,000 relief items like diapers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items for people forced from their homes..
All numbers are cumulative and represent Red Cross response efforts for spring floods and tornadoes in AL, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, TN & TX as of May 13, 2019.
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