Red Cross: Hundreds of homes damaged in Fort Plain flooding

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FORT PLAIN, N.Y. – Since the flooding last week, the American Red Cross has
been actively involved in providing supplies and personal care to hundreds of
residents of Montgomery County, in the wake of disastrous flooding in the
Village of Fort Plain and the surrounding area.

The
Red Cross says eight homes have been destroyed and another 211 homes suffering
major damage. Dozens of other residences suffered less serious damage.

Beginning
last Friday through the morning of Wednesday, July 3, there were 223
shelter stays at the Harry Hoag Elementary School in Fort Plain. More than
2,500 meals were served at the shelter and throughout the community from
Friday. More than 8,700 snacks were distributed, along with uncounted numbers
of water bottles. Nearly 600 cleanup kits containing gloves, bleach
and mops have been handed out, and nearly 1,900 other items such as
shovels, rakes, tarps and garbage bags have been distributed.

 
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