Dayton Red Cross deployed to West Virginia for flooding

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — An Emergency Response Team from the Dayton-Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is being immediately deployed to the West Virginia region to help operate shelters being set up to deal with excessive flooding.

Parts of West Virginia received up to a foot of snow recently, and the warm temperatures are causing a fast snow melt that is resulting in streams, creeks and rivers to overflow their banks and impact a large number of people living in low-lying areas.

The flooding is also causing contamination of water wells, which many people rely on for drinking water. The Red Cross is also expected to be distributing large supplies of bottled water.

The team and Emergency Response Vehicle are expected to leave Dayton around 2 p.m. Saturday from the chapter office located at 370 W. First St. in Dayton.

 

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