Red River Floods: Update from the Minn-Kota Chapter

April 10, 2009

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American Red Cross Supports Disaster Relief Efforts in ND & MN

In preparation for a second crest efforts include Mobile Feeding of Sandbaggers to Shelter Preparation

Red Cross Response & Resources thus far – Disasters are rapidly evolving situations. The following is current information as of 3:00 pm on 4/9/09:

Mobile Feeding Operations:
o Eight Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) in partnership with the Salvation Army are providing mobile feeding to sandbaggers at the Fargo Dome and other sandbag drop off sites

Relief Operation volunteers:
o More than 70 trained Red Cross volunteers are in Fargo/Moorhead/Valley City. Volunteers will continue working to support the efforts in North Dakota and Minnesota. Volunteers help with mobile feeding, shelter preparation, meal distribution, minor first aid and provide emotional support.

Resources:
o Shelter support trailers have been prepositioned in Fargo/Moorhead/Valley City with comfort kits, cots, blankets, ready to eat meals and clean-up kits.
o Shelter teams are in the area in preparation for sheltering needs. Teams include members who operate the shelter and provide basic health services and emotional support.

Flood Safety Tips:
o Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon a flooded area while driving turn around and go another way.
o Keep children and pets out of the water, they are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.
o Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger.


Red River Floods: Photos of the Red Cross Response

March 30, 2009

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Red River Flooding: A typical view along the river

March 27, 2009

Red River Flooding: Photos 3.24.09

March 24, 2009

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Preparing for Floods along the Red River 3.24.09

Preparing for Floods along the Red River 3.24.09

Preparing for Floods along the Red River 3.24.09

Preparing for Floods along the Red River 3.24.09

Preparing for Floods along the Red River 3.24.09


Red River Flooding: Building Sandbags in Fargo

March 24, 2009

Red River Flooding: Minn-Kota Chapter says “Thanks”

March 23, 2009

Red River Valley Flooding: Preparing

March 23, 2009
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Maryann Sinkler describes the situation at “Sandbag Central” in Fargo, North Dakota. Many volunteers are helping to prepare the community by making sandbags and the Red Cross is providing food to those volunteers.
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