Tuesday, July 20, 2010

LAC responds to Pike County flooding

Volunteers Robert and Kenny prepare for the drive to Pike County in our emergency response vehicle.

Local Red Cross staff and volunteers have been deployed to Pike County where flooding damaged many homes over the weekend. Currently our 13 Red Cross workers are aiding the Big Sandy Red Cross as they conduct damage assessment and distribute emergency relief items such as water, clean-up kits, first aid kits and comfort kits.

Red Cross workers are also working with community partners to distribute food to affected residents using Red Cross emergency response vehicles, two of which were sent by the Louisville Area Chapter.

One Red Cross shelter is currently open at Pike Central High School where an average of 25 residents have stayed while recovering from the disaster.

Stay tuned to our blog for more information on how the Louisville Area Chapter is assisting those affected by the Pike County Floods and for information on how you can prepare for floods and other disasters.