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.


PSA: Red Cross Disaster Relief

June 17, 2008

Broadcast quality version for download


Video: Cedar Rapids 6.12.08

June 16, 2008

Slide show created by Dave Martin, Parish Manager of St. Wenceslaus Church in Cedar Rapids. The pictures are taken near and around his church and the surrounding neighborhood:


Video: US Central Floods and Tornadoes

June 15, 2008

(Updated June 15, 2008 10:07 am EST)

As storms caused deadly flash flooding across the central United States, the American Red Cross has mobilized relief workers across the affected states.

Nearly 1100 Red Cross workers, including more than 900 volunteers, are deployed throughout the widespread area of Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin.


Video: Disaster Operation Center

June 14, 2008


Media Relations and Strategic Planning Lead, Lesly Simmons, talks about her roll in the disaster response.

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Director of Government Operations, Larry Decker, speaks about his team’s roll in the disaster response.


Photos: Disaster Operations Center 6.13.08

June 13, 2008

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Slideshow: Photos from Central US Floods and Tornadoes

June 13, 2008