Washington County residents affected by heavy rains that caused flooding last Friday can meet one-on-one with American Red Cross volunteers today and Friday to discuss assistance options.
The Red Cross will operate a delivery site at the West Pike Run township building from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday, according to a Red Cross press release. The organization also will be distributing clean-up kits.
Streams and creeks in the township, about 50 minutes south of Pittsburgh, ran over their banks Friday morning and a small number of people were evacuated, a county dispatch supervisor said then.
West Pike Run officials said about 40 homes were flooded up to the basement or first floor. Township manager Erin Sakalik estimated Friday that two-thirds of the township was affected.
She and a team assessed damage on foot Friday and dispatched about 20 more volunteers late that afternoon when they realized the flooding was more widespread, she said then.
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