NEW YORK, September 2, 2021—Today, across NYC, Westchester County, Rockland County and Long Island, the Red Cross has been assisting residents displaced by the flooding. The organization has also been assessing damage to identify additional families in need of assistance and has begun providing flood clean up supplies. This distribution effort will continue in the days to come.
The Red Cross is working closely with New York City to provide emergency housing to displaced households. In NYC, residents forced from their homes and in need of assistance are urged to call 311.
In Westchester County, the Red Cross has a shelter open at Mamaroneck High School (1000 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543). Last night, the Red Cross supported more than 125 evacuated residents there. The shelter remains open tonight for anyone who needs it.
The Red Cross also urges residents to be safe in and around standing water and exercise caution as they clean up their damaged homes.
Safety After the Flood
More tips and safety resources available at www.redcross.org/flood and by downloading the free Red Cross Emergency App (available on Apple and the Google Play Store).
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossny.