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Michigan Red Cross volunteers help in West Virginia flood devastation

Posted: 8:08 PM, Jun 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-28 00:08:19Z
Michigan Red Cross volunteers help in West Virginia flood devastation

The American Red Cross is responding to a flooding disaster that has devastated communities in West Virginia. 

There have been 24 deaths reported so far and thousands still do not have power, gas service or even water.

More than 60 roads are closed because of the flooding and damage. 

Workers from the Red Cross have opened numerous shelters where they are providing meals and relief supplies. 

“Our Michigan volunteers are already helping people affected by the terrible flooding in West Virginia,” said the Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Burton in a Red Cross press release. “We have been mobilizing much-needed resources since these devastating storms hit and are monitoring the situation with local and state officials to make sure people get the help they need.”

For more information on how to get involved visit redcross.org/