Thank You

July 9, 2008

This is the final post for the Central US Floods and Tornadoes Online Newsroom. While this is the last post, the recovery and relief efforts will continue. We would like to thank the hard working Red Crossers in the field who made this disaster operation, as well as this website, successful. To all those in the affected areas, we wish you a swift and complete recovery.

National media contacts: Please contact (202) 303-5551 for additional public affairs information.

Local media contacts: Please contact your local chapter for additional public affairs information.

For Red Cross assistance or for any other inquiries, please contact 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Fast Facts: West Virginia 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Effective July 7, 2008; 8:00 am EST)

Consolidated relief information for West Virginia:

  • 527 Meals served
  • 468 Snacks served
  • 4 Emergency Response Vehicles deployed
  • 390 Clean up kits distributed
  • 160 Comfort kits distributed
  • 8 Mental health contacts involved
  • 9 Health services contacts involved
  • 260 Red Cross workers involved

Term Definitions

* indicates a correction to yesterday’s numbers


Fast Facts: Nebraska 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Effective July 7, 2008; 8:00 am EST)

Consolidated relief information for Nebraska:

  • 9 Shelters opened*
  • 208 Shelter overnight stays
  • 5,478 Meals served
  • 18,039 Snacks served
  • 7 Emergency Response Vehicles deployed
  • 646 Clean up kits distributed
  • 105 Comfort kits distributed
  • 50 Mental health contacts involved
  • 27 Health services contacts involved
  • 150 Red Cross workers involved

Term Definitions

* indicates a correction to yesterday’s numbers


Fast Facts: Iowa 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Effective July 7, 2008; 8:00 am EST)

Consolidated relief information for Missouri/Illinois:

  • 36 Shelters opened
  • 6,591 Shelter overnight stays
  • 256,670 Meals served
  • 426,442 Snacks served
  • 44 Emergency Response Vehicles deployed
  • 28,559 Clean up kits distributed
  • 11,481 Comfort kits distributed
  • 9,392 Mental health contacts involved
  • 7,528 Health services contacts involved
  • 1,630 Red Cross workers involved

Term Definitions

* indicates a correction to yesterday’s numbers


Fast Facts: Kansas 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Effective July 7, 2008; 8:00 am EST)

Consolidated relief information for Kansas:

  • 2 Shelters opened*
  • 2 Shelter overnight stays
  • 6,632 Meals served
  • 8,760 Snacks served
  • 4 Emergency Response Vehicles deployed
  • 2 Clean up kits distributed
  • 2 Comfort kits distributed
  • 140 Mental health contacts involved
  • 328 Health services contacts involved
  • 164 Red Cross workers involved

Term Definitions

* indicates a correction to yesterday’s numbers


Fast Facts: Wisconsin 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Effective July 7, 2008; 8:00 am EST)

Consolidated relief information for Wisconsin:

  • 34 Shelters opened*
  • 1,450 Shelter overnight stays
  • 24,511 Meals served
  • 47,001 Snacks served
  • 23 Emergency Response Vehicles deployed
  • 15,571 Clean up kits distributed
  • 2,859 Comfort kits distributed
  • 3,031 Mental health contacts involved
  • 2,085 Health services contacts involved
  • 973 Red Cross workers involved

Term Definitions

* indicates a correction to yesterday’s numbers


Fast Facts: Missouri/Illinois 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Effective July 7, 2008; 8:00 am EST)

Consolidated relief information for Missouri/Illinois:

  • 13 Shelters opened
  • 498 Shelter overnight stays
  • 46,080 Meals served
  • 34,242 Snacks served
  • 1 Emergency Response Vehicles deployed
  • 748 Clean up kits distributed
  • 153 Comfort kits distributed
  • 355 Mental health contacts involved
  • 266 Health services contacts involved
  • 549 Red Cross workers involved

Term Definitions

* indicates a correction to yesterday’s numbers