The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Rome for flood water victims

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV)- The American Red Cross is has announced that volunteers from the Central & Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross have opened a shelter Thursday night for those displaced by flood waters at the Rome Free Academy Senior High School,at 95 Dart Circle in Rome, Oneida County. Heavy rains and the failure of the Delta Dam will force about 40 people from their homes. 

Standy-by locstions for shelters are being prepared, including one at the Whitesboro Fire Department, 171 Oriskany Blvd., Whiteesboro, and others in Lewis and Jefferson counties. 

HOW TO HELP

The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond, and recover from disasters in Central & Northern New York. Please visitredcross.orgor call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.

You can also help by volunteering with the Red Cross and responding to home fires and other disasters in your community. Browse current volunteer opportunities now atredcross.org/volunteer.

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