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: 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


Fast Facts: The American Red Cross Response

July 7, 2008

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

Consolidated relief information for Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Illinois/Missouri, Nebraska, and West Virginia:

  • 113 Shelters opened*
  • 12,738 Shelter overnight stays
  • 382,826 Meals served
  • 630,726 Snacks served
  • 125 Emergency Response Vehicles deployed
  • 52,474 Clean up kits distributed
  • 17,705 Comfort kits distributed
  • 17,718 Mental health contacts involved
  • 14,842 Health services contacts involved
  • 4,689 Red Cross Workers involved

Term Definitions

* indicates a correction to yesterday’s numbers


Bulk Distribution Sites: Missouri/Illinois 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Updated July 7, 2008; 3:35 pm EST)

Site and Shelter location information is subject to change without notice. Please check with your local chapter or call 1-866-GET-INFO to confirm this information.

LINCOLN COUNTY

  • Winfield Senior High School, 3920 East Hwy 47, Winfield, MO. (Days and Hours of Operation: 9a to 7p)

Photos: Iowa and Illinois 7.2.08 to 7.4.08

July 7, 2008

Photos available for download by the media. Courtesy Dave Knoer/American Red Cross.

Sams Flooded Home Bridge flag Steve Schweitzer We're here Red Crossers assesment Stops Gulfport IL Payday Loan Glenda Boat Indescribable Welcome Glenda Plunkett  Steve Schweitzer and Jill Gorin Gulfport under water Flooded Road Jill Gorin with KCRG anchor Emergency Response Vehicle Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Hallgran and Glenda Plunkett Iowa welcomes the Red Cross Flooded Home 4th of July West Burlington Iowa Gulfport, Illinois Gulfport, Illinois


Photos: Gladstone, Illinois 7.02.08

July 3, 2008

Weeks after the flood, the cleanup continues.

Photos available to the media. Please click the photo for courtesy information.

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Shelter Location Information: Missouri & Illinois 7.1.08

July 1, 2008

(Updated July 1, 2008; 12:42 pm EST)

Site and Shelter location information is subject to change without notice. Please check with your local chapter or call 1-866-GET-INFO to confirm this information.

ILLINOIS:
ADAMS COUNTY

  • Quincy University, 18th & College, Quincy, IL

MISSOURI:

LINCOLN COUNTY

  • Winfield Senior High School, 3920 East Highway 47, Winfield, MO