The Nebraska/SW Iowa Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle Teams from Lincoln and Omaha are preparing to deploy to Colorado early Monday morning
The Nebraska/SW Iowa Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle Teams from Lincoln and Omaha are preparing to deploy to Colorado on Monday. As of Sunday afternoon, eight well-trained disaster action workers from the state will head west to help the thousands of people who have been forced out of their homes due to the rising water.
Red Cross volunteers are staffing shelters or evacuation centers at numerous locations throughout Colorado, providing a safe place for people to evacuate along with blankets, cots, food and comfort. As of 9:00 a.m. Saturday, nearly 700 people stayed overnight Friday in shelters, 541 of them at seven Red Cross-managed shelters.
The Red Cross has begun delivering cleanup supplies to those affected by the floods. Items include drinking water, shovels, trash bags, gloves, bleach, bucket and mops.
The Red Cross will continue to offer a safe refuge for people affected by flooding and is opening new shelters as flood waters rapidly spread. As residents remain displaced, we will continue to offer food, shelter and comfort in the days ahead.
For more information, please visit redcross.org