More than half a million people in parts of Ohio and Michigan had no water over the weekend due to toxins from algae in Lake Erie and the American Red Cross distributed water in the affected counties.
Red Cross chapters in Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan set up free water distribution sites throughout the affected counties and delivered water to residences of individuals who could not leave their homes to find clean drinking water.
Read more about the Red Cross response, and other ongoing responses to wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington. Additionally, volunteers have provided more than 100 meals and more are on standby in San Bernardino County after unexpected rain caused flash flooding and mud slides in the area. We will let you know if these situations change, but to stay up to date on any of our disaster responses, go to redcross.org.
— Red Cross NW Ohio (@RedCrossNWO) August 3, 2014