The American Red Cross is mobilizing across our area to help with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Volunteers will be distributing flood cleanup kits over the next few days. The kits include industrial cleaning supplies and other tools to help remove water and silt from homes.

Red Cross teams are currently providing disaster support throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Pike counties.

The organization said it is working with local emergency management officials of each municipality to provide immediate support for displaced families, provide disaster assessments, identify local community need, coordinate distribution of clean up kits for residents affected by flooding, and support communities through recovery.

Anyone affected by Tropical Storm Isaias and in need of Red Cross assistance should call 1-800-422-7677.

The clean up kits will be distributed at the following locations: 

  • Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lehigh County, in partnership with Lehigh County EMA, at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall Township.
  • Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Monroe County, at Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 200 Rimrock Drive, Hamilton Township.
  • Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Northampton County, Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem Township.

Kits were distributed in Berks County on Wednesday. The Red Cross hasn't said whether it plans to hold an additional distribution for Berks County residents. People who need assistance can call 1-800-422-7677.

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