American Red Cross responds to north country flooding

WATERTOWN, NY — In addition to staffing  sheltering operations in the across the upstate region, volunteers from the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to at least nine individuals after flooding that began late Thursday.

On Friday, one family living on Herbrecht Street  in Watertown, Jefferson County, received assistance with food, clothing and lodging. All received comfort kits and the children, ages 6 and 6 months, were given stuffed animals. Both parents are Veterans, and are entitled to Veterans Services.

In Ticonderoga, Essex County, a family of five was given assistance today (Sunday). Their residence on Burgoyne Road was flooded. Two adults and three children, ages 10, 5, and 3, received food, clothing and lodging assistance. They also received comfort kits, blankets and stuffed toys for the children.

In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help all of those affected by the flooding as they navigate the road to recovery.


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