Altoona, September 1, 2021— The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region is supporting residents from an estimated 80 homes impacted by flooding and subsequent evacuations.
The evacuation center is located at Blair County Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Boulevard, Altoona.
Impacted residents should follow local guidance and evacuate when ordered to do so.
Tropical Depression Ida’s arrival in Pennsylvania continues to bring significant rainfall and numerous instances of flash flooding along with severe weather watches and warnings. The Red Cross is working with state and local officials to monitor conditions and respond to any flood or storm related disasters that occur.
Anyone in need of Red Cross assistance should call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
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 @RedCross.