The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) continues to help all residents of Orange and Sullivan Counties who were affected by last week's severe floods.
The recently donated all-terrain vehicle that was added to the chapter’s emergency response fleet has been roving throughout Orange and Sullivan Counties since last Wednesday to deliver supplies to residents during the current flood emergency. It also helped residents of Delaware County, where it was delivering 150 meals twice a day in the Town of Hancock. (Photo: David Thomason)
ARC/GNY operations are located at Livingston Manor Public School, 19 School Street, Livingston Manor, Sullivan County. On Thursday, July 6, the Red Cross facility will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, July 7, and until further notice, the facility will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents who require assistance are encouraged to meet with the Red Cross. Residents can meet client services field teams as these teams travel to various communities, or they can meet with Red Cross staff members at the Livingston Manor Public School, or they can call 1-877-RED-CROSS (1-877-733-2767) for assistance.
On Friday, July 7, New York State will locate its Disaster Assistance Services Center at Livingston Manor Public School. In addition to the Red Cross, state and federal agencies will be represented to assist residents.
The American Red Cross in Greater New York Mobile Command Center remains in Livingston Manor. It is a state-of-the-art vehicle customized to meet the unique disaster response requirements of the Greater New York area. It serves as the chapter's Emergency Operations and Communications Center in the field.
The following are revised totals of emergency relief services provided in Sullivan-Orange Counties by ARC/GNY and throughout New York State by the Red Cross:
ARC/GNY is supporting the Red Cross chapter that operates in Delaware County, providing damage assessment and bulk distribution of supplies. The chapter also continues to support initiatives managed in Binghamton, New York.
- Since, Wednesday, June 28, 221 staff and volunteers from ARC/GNY have been supporting emergency services. Throughout the state, the Red Cross deployed more than 800 relief workers from New York chapters and from chapters across the country.
- ARC/GNY sheltered 1,073 people in five (5) shelters of various sizes in the two counties for two (2) nights. By Friday, June 30, residents had returned to their homes, or they were provided alternative temporary housing by ARC/GNY. A local Jewish camp of approximately 600 people (450 children and 150 adults) returned to the campsite after one night in a shelter in Eldred (Sullivan County). Throughout New York, 3,500 people were housed in as many as 36 shelter locations. Currently, less than 75 people remain in three (3) open shelters.
- ARC/GNY has provided more than 9,700 kosher and non-kosher hot meals and snacks. More than 58,500 meals and snacks have been provided throughout the state.
- ARC/GNY has provided more than 496 clean-up kits to residents. More than 3,500 have been distributed throughout the state.
- ARC/GNY has distributed more than 957 comfort kits to residents. More than 6,000 have been distributed statewide.
- ARC/GNY has committed more than $137,964 in emergency relief. More than $250,000 in emergency relief has been committed by the Red Cross across the state.
- ARC/GNY completed more than 400 damage assessments on homes, principally in Livingston Manor, Roscoe and Port Jervis.
To help those affected by the flooding in Orange and Sullivan Counties, financial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross in Greater New York by calling 1-877 RED CROSS, or online at www.nyredcross.org.
Learn how to be more prepared with our online Flooding Safety Guide.