Anchorage, AK -- The American Red Cross of Alaska sent 13 volunteers to states that have recently experienced devastating weather conditions.
The 13 volunteers are providing safe shelter, food and relief supplies to communities who have endured recent flooding and tornadoes in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Of those volunteers, six are from Anchorage, four from the Kenai Peninsula, two from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and one from Southeast Alaska.
More than 400 people spent Monday night in Red Cross shelters and volunteers have delivered more than 290,000 meals over the last three months.
Several major rivers in the affected areas remain above flood stage and reports show that a threat for flooding along the Arkansas River will continue for several days. The Red Cross is monitoring the potential for more flooding and is prepared to respond if necessary.
If you would like to become a Red Cross volunteer or donate to those affected by recent weather disasters, visit redcross.org/Alaska.