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Red Cross staying in hard-hit Fort Plain


FORT PLAIN, N.Y. - The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York will continue relief operations Monday in Fort Plain. 

The distribution of cleaning materials will continue at the United Methodist Church located at 39 Center Street in Fort Plain. Bleach, masks, gloves and mops will be available at the church beginning around 10 a.m. 

Additional tools for clean-up, such as shovels, will also be available sometime Monday. Workers distributed about 260 cleaning kits, about 1100 individual items, close to 300 comfort kits containing hygiene products and nearly 3000 snack items Sunday. 

The Red Cross mobile kitchen will remain in operation Monday at Harry Hoag Elementary School. The Red Cross served approximately 400 lunches to people in the neighborhoods and another 100 at the shelter Sunday. In addition, hot meals were prepared for about 500 people and were distributed by staffers throughout the downtown area. Staffers expect to feed about the same numbers Monday for both lunch and dinner.

The shelter at the elementary school is expected  to remain open until at least Tuesday. About 50 people stayed at the shelter Saturday night and most are expected to be there for the next few days.  Disaster Assessment teams will continue their work meeting with residents to determine immediate needs and establish long-term recovery plans.  

Health Service and Mental Health Service workers are available at the elementary school.

Residents who are in need of any Red Cross services are asked to call 518-458-8111.  

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