Red Cross closing Clark shelter for apartment residents

The American Red Cross in Clark County is closing its temporary shelter created Wednesday night for residents of an apartment complex evacuated due to storms.

The Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross announced the shelter at the Medway United Methodist Church on South Dayton-Lakeview Road in New Carlisle is being closed.

The Red Cross will continue to provide accommodations for any of the shelter residents who cannot return to their apartments and are unable to find alternative housing.

“The Red Cross is also working one-on-one with residents who ask for assistance to make sure they have the resources they need to pick up after the storm,” according to a media release.

Volunteers with the agencies are also helping with damage assessment — providing clean-up materials, relief assistance and educational material.

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Wednesday evening the Clark County Emergency Management Agency requested a shelter be opened for residents of the apartment buildings impacted by the EF-1 tornado.

The shelter was established and opened within an hour, according to a release.

"These volunteers train, practice and spend countless hours preparing for just such an event,” according to a release.


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