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Red Cross: Hundreds of homes damaged in Fort Plain flooding


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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