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.

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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


Press Release: Indiana 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE – July 7, 2008

Contact: American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis; Ann Gregson: (317) 538-2269

INDIANAPOLIS, July 7, 2008 – People affected by the central and southern Indiana tornadoes and floods, who still need assistance with emergency disaster-caused needs, should go to the Red Cross office that serves their community during the hours listed below or call to make an appointment.

ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. MONDAY, JULY 7 – FRIDAY, JULY 11:

Bartholomew County
American Red Cross
Bartholomew-Brown County Chapter
931 Repp Dr., Columbus
812-379-9551

Jackson County
American Red Cross
Jackson County Chapter
410 Indianapolis Ave., Seymour
812-522-3888

Johnson County
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Johnson County Service Center
3500 N. Morton St., Franklin
317-736-0650

Knox County
American Red Cross
Old Northwest Territory Chapter
316 Main St., Vincennes
812-882-2204

Morgan County
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Morgan County Service Center
1789 E. Morgan, Martinsville
765-342-2705

Owen County
American Red Cross
Monroe County Chapter
411 E. 7th St., Bloomington
812-332-7292

Vigo County
American Red Cross
Wabash Valley Chapter
700 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute
812-232-3393

People seeking Red Cross assistance need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of residence with them.

INDIANA TORNADOES AND FLOODS FACTS AT A GLANCE, as of July 6, 2008

  • Families Seeking Red Cross Assistance: 3,502
  • Shelters Open: 19 (Red Cross opened a total of 19 shelters during this relief operation; none are currently open as all residents have secured other housing.)
  • Service Delivery Sites: 10 (Seven are currently open.)
  • Meals and Snacks: 138,702
  • Fixed Feeding Sites: 19 (Red Cross operated a total of 19 fixed feeding sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Kitchens: 2 (None are currently open.)
  • Clean-up Kits Distributed (mop, bucket, bleach, etc.): 6,558
  • Comfort Kits Distributed: (personal care items) 2,945
  • Bulk Distribution Sites: 18 (Red Cross had a total of 18 distribution sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Bulk Items Distributed: 191,561
  • Mental Health Contacts: 4,742
  • Health Services Contacts: 4,599
  • Emergency Response Vehicles: 36
  • Total Red Cross Workers on the Indiana relief operation: 963

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Indiana Tornadoes and Floods, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation. Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis at 441 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3388 or to your local Red Cross chapter. Contributions can also be made by calling (317) 684-1441 or by visiting www.redcross-indy.org/donate.


Service Delivery Sites: Indiana 7.7.08

July 7, 2008

(Updated July 7, 2008; 3:27 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.


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY

ARC Bartholomew-Brown County Chapter
931 Repp Drive
Columbus, IN
Hours of Operation: 10a to 4p Mon-Fri
Reopen Monday, July 7th -Friday, July 11th

JACKSON COUNTY

American Red Cross (Jackson county Chapter)
410 Indianapolis Avenue
Seymour, IN

Days and Hours of Operation: 10a to 4p
Reopen Monday, July 7th -Friday, July 11th

JOHNSON COUNTY

ARC Johnson County Service Center
3500 North Morton Street
Franklin, IN
Hours of Operation: 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri
Reopen Monday, July 7th -Friday, July 11th

KNOX COUNTY

ARC Old Northwest Territory Chapter
316 Main Street
Vincennes, IN
Hours of Operation: 10a to 4p Mon-Fri
Reopen Monday, July 7th -Friday, July 11th

MORGAN COUNTY

ARC Morgan County Service Center
1789 East Morgan
Martinsville, IN
Hours of Operation: 10a to 4p Mon-Fri
Reopen Monday, July 7th -Friday, July 11th

OWEN COUNTY

ARC Monroe County Chapter
411 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN
Hours of Operation: 10a to 4p Mon-Fri
Reopen Monday, July 7th -Friday, July 11th

VIGO COUNTY

ARC Wabash Valley Chapter
700 South Third Street
Terre Haute, IN
Hours of Operation: 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri
Reopen Monday, July 7th -Friday, July 11th


Bulk Distribution Site: Indiana 7.03.08

July 3, 2008

(Updated July 3, 2008; 12:55 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.

VIGO COUNTY

  • Wal-mart, 5555 S US 41, Terre Haute, IN
  • Krogers, 2140 Fourth Harrington & Lafayette, Terre Haute, IN

Press Release: Indiana 7.02.08

July 3, 2008

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE – July 2, 2008

Contact: American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis; Ann Gregson: (317) 538-2269

INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, 2008 – Red Cross volunteers continue to provide emergency assistance to families affected by tornadoes and flooding in central and southern Indiana.

People needing Red Cross disaster assistance should call 1-866-GET-INFO.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE DELIVERY SITES:
Red Cross caseworkers continue to work with families to verify their specific disaster-caused needs and provide emergency assistance.

LOCATIONS AND HOURS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 3:
(ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4 – SUNDAY, JULY 6 FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.)

Bartholomew County

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Bartholomew-Brown County Chapter
931 Repp Dr., Columbus

Jackson County

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Jackson County Chapter
410 Indianapolis Ave., Seymour

Johnson County

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Johnson County Service Center
3500 N. Morton St., Franklin

Knox County

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Old Northwest Territory Chapter
316 Main St., Vincennes

Morgan County

HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Morgan County Service Center
1789 E. Morgan, Martinsville

Owen County

HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Monroe County Chapter
411 E. 7th St., Bloomington

Vigo County

HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Wabash Valley Chapter
700 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute

People seeking Red Cross assistance need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of residence with them.

Red Cross outreach teams are also working in the affected areas to identify unmet emergency needs.

INDIANA TORNADOES AND FLOODS FACTS AT A GLANCE, as of July 1, 2008

  • Families Seeking Red Cross Assistance: 3,481
  • Shelters Open: 19 (Red Cross opened a total of 19 shelters during this relief operation; none are currently open as all residents have secured other housing.)
  • Service Delivery Sites: 10 (Seven are currently open.)
  • Meals and Snacks: 138,360
  • Fixed Feeding Sites: 19 (Red Cross operated a total of 19 fixed feeding sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Kitchens: 2 (None are currently open.)
  • Clean-up Kits Distributed (mop, bucket, bleach, etc.): 6,558
  • Comfort Kits Distributed: (personal care items) 2,945
  • Bulk Distribution Sites: 18 (Red Cross had a total of 18 distribution sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Bulk Items Distributed: 191,561
  • Mental Health Contacts: 4,742
  • Health Services Contacts: 4,599
  • Emergency Response Vehicles: 36
  • Total Red Cross Workers on the Indiana relief operation: 963

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Indiana Tornadoes and Floods, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation. Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis at 441 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3388 or to your local Red Cross chapter. Contributions can also be made by calling (317) 684-1441 or by visiting www.redcross-indy.org/donate.


Press Release: Indiana 7.01.08

July 2, 2008

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE – July 1, 2008

Contact: American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis; Ann Gregson: (317) 538-2269

INDIANAPOLIS, July 1, 2008 – Red Cross volunteers continue to provide emergency assistance to families affected by tornadoes and flooding in central and southern Indiana.

People needing Red Cross disaster assistance should call 1-866-GET-INFO.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE DELIVERY SITES:
Red Cross caseworkers continue to work with families to verify their specific disaster-caused needs and provide emergency assistance.

LOCATIONS AND HOURS FOR WEEK OF June 30:

Bartholomew County

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Bartholomew-Brown County Chapter
931 Repp Dr., Columbus

Jackson County

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Jackson County Chapter
410 Indianapolis Ave., Seymour

Johnson County

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Johnson County Service Center
3500 N. Morton St., Franklin

Knox County

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Old Northwest Territory Chapter
316 Main St., Vincennes

Morgan County

HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Morgan County Service Center
1789 E. Morgan, Martinsville

Owen County

HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Monroe County Chapter
411 E. 7th St., Bloomington

Vigo County

HOURS: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross
Wabash Valley Chapter
700 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute

People seeking Red Cross assistance need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of residence with them.

Red Cross outreach teams are also working in the affected areas to identify unmet emergency needs.

INDIANA TORNADOES AND FLOODS FACTS AT A GLANCE, as of June 30, 2008

  • Families Seeking Red Cross Assistance: 3,482
  • Shelters Open: 19 (Red Cross opened a total of 19 shelters during this relief operation; none are currently open as all residents have secured other housing.)
  • Service Delivery Sites: 10 (Seven are currently open.)
  • Meals and Snacks: 136,798
  • Fixed Feeding Sites: 19 (Red Cross operated a total of 19 fixed feeding sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Kitchens: 2 (None are currently open.)
  • Clean-up Kits Distributed (mop, bucket, bleach, etc.): 6,558
  • Comfort Kits Distributed: (personal care items) 2,945
  • Bulk Distribution Sites: 18 (Red Cross had a total of 18 distribution sites during this relief operation; none are currently open.)
  • Bulk Items Distributed: 191,561
  • Mental Health Contacts: 4,742
  • Health Services Contacts: 4,599
  • Emergency Response Vehicles: 36
  • Total Red Cross Workers on the Indiana relief operation: 963


All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Indiana Tornadoes and Floods, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation. Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis at 441 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3388 or to your local Red Cross chapter. Contributions can also be made by calling (317) 684-1441 or by visiting www.redcross-indy.org/donate.