Red Cross assists with flood clean up, hands tied to offer other assistance

Sonny Long

May 17, 2010 at 12:17 a.m.
Updated May 27, 2010 at 12:27 a.m.

The Crossroads Chapter of the American Red Cross handed out about 150 clean-up kits following Saturday's flood waters in Victoria County.

The clean-up kits consist of a mop, broom, bucket and cleaning supplies. Red Cross staff and volunteers went into a couple of the hardest hit subdivisions and apartment complexes and distributed 147 kits, said Linda May emergency services director.

A slow moving thunderstorm dropped about 6 inches of rain in Victoria on Friday and Saturday, most of it Saturday morning.

She emphasized that the Red Cross could not assist residents with car damage and is limited in what it can do in other areas unless there is a declaration of disaster.

"We are taking each case individually doing damage assessments if people think they may have eligible damage," said May. "We are not hearing from many people. We've had a few calls."

For more information on whether your flood damage may be eligible for assistance from the Red Cross call, 361-573-2671.



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