GALLUP, N.M. - The American Red Cross in New Mexico responded to flash flooding near the Church Rock Chapter House on the Navajo Nation outside
Gallup , Saturday, July 31. According to reports, heavy rains washed out a bridge on County Road 118 near State Road 566 stranding motorists on the opposite side. The American Red Cross in
New Mexico acted immediately in response to an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) request to provide a shelter, keeping one open until Sunday morning.
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in terms of human hardship and economic loss. As much as 90 percent of the damage related to all natural disasters (excluding droughts) is caused by floods and associated debris flows. Learn about flooding and flash flooding in your area by contacting the local emergency management office, National Weather Service (NWS) office, your local American Red Cross chapter, or your planning and zoning department. If you are at risk, take steps to reduce damage and the risk of injury or loss to your family.
The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 505.256.8514. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico, or online at www.redcrossnewmexico.org or by mail: American Red Cross in
New Mexico, 142 Monroe Street NE, Albuquerque, NM
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation
' s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Help people affected by disasters like the recent flooding, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for disasters and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC
20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.