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Red Cross Staffing Emergency Reception Center for Sylvan Beach Evacuees

UTICA, NY (January 13, 2018) – The Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently operating an emergency reception center at Vienna United Methodist Church on Route 49 in North Bay, New York (Oneida County). The reception center is available today as a gathering place for local residents from the Sylvan Beach area who have been temporarily evacuated due to flooding along Fish Creek and Oneida Lake.

Red Cross staff and volunteers are providing support including snacks, water, blankets, and meals for those who gather at the reception center throughout the day. The Red Cross is working in close coordination with local officials to address further emergency needs if they arise. Additional volunteers and resources are on standby at this time.

In light of local flooding, as well as the current winter storm warning in effect for much of the area, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure their safety. To find Red Cross preparedness tips for a variety of situations, visit www.redcross.org/prepare or download the free Red Cross Emergency App.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.


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