Red Cross Prepares for Damaging Floods

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For the third straight weekend the Red Cross in Charleston is working around the clock on flood relief. The organization has already sent out over 100 clean-up kits and hundreds more are ready if they are needed.

“We have at least 80 volunteers right now through out the state who are on call to respond to any disaster that may occur this weekend,” said Erica Mani, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross. 

The area expected to get hit the hardest is along the Ohio River and the Red Cross in Charleston is ready for the trip if they are needed.

“Everybody in West Virginia is pooling together to make sure that if these floods effect us terribly that the people who need us, are going to have the support that we can give,” said Mani.

Along with the supplies being sent, the Red Cross has 13 safe shelter locations on stand by.

“If more are needed we will work with partners to make sure that wherever people need safe shelter they can find it through the Red Cross,” said Mani.
More information can be found by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or at www.redcross.org .

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