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Iowa Tornado Response Update

Updated: May 23


Our hearts are with all those affected by the tornado outbreak in Iowa on Tuesday, May 21.


In the immediate aftermath of the storm, the Red Cross mobilized volunteers and resources to support communities impacted. The Red Cross is actively coordinating with local emergency management in areas that were impacted to assess community needs and how we can help.


The Red Cross has a shelter open in Greenfield, Iowa, for anyone affected by the tornadoes. The shelter has relocated from its original location is now at Nodaway Valley Community Elementary School, 324 NW 2nd Street, Greenfield, IA 50849.


Additionally, Red Cross volunteers are distributing emergency relief supplies such as shovels, rakes, tarps, work gloves and cleaning supplies in affected areas throughout Iowa. Volunteers are helping to assess the residential damage in affected communities. This work will help us to better understand what help families may need in the coming days and weeks.


The Red Cross has volunteers trained in health services, mental health services and spiritual care needs available as part of this disaster response operation. The Red Cross also plays a critical role in helping families and communities recover in the weeks and months after a disaster.


If you have been impacted by these storms and need help, contact 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Download the free Red Cross Emergency App for the latest information on shelters available in your community.


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