Oshkosh, WI – At approximately 7:10pm Tuesday, May 4 a Tornado Warning was issued for Winnebago County in East Central WI. The American Red Cross Northeast Wisconsin Region went into action by doing a call down of Winnebago County Disaster Team Volunteers to be on alert and a shelter team was put on standby.
Calls where made to surrounding Red Cross personnel in Neenah/Menasha, Fond Du Lac and Green Bay in case additional assistance was needed.
According to the Winnebago County Office of Emergency Management approximately 15 properties in the towns of Clayton, Winchester and Wolf River have been damaged. One home in the Town of Clayton has sustained damage to its roof.
Red Cross was informed of three homes that were damaged in the Village of Larsen area on Grand View Street and Meyer Lane. A team of four volunteers responded to the area to assess the damage and make contact with the three families. At this time none of the families needed assistance from Red Cross. Additional contact will be made by volunteers to see if their needs have changed in the last 24-48 hours.
The American Red Cross will continue to work with Emergency Management to get more information on the damage and have volunteers make contact with the families affected to see if assistance is needed with their immediate emergency needs.
If you need help due to storm/tornado damage throughout Northeast WI, please call your local Red Cross Chapter for assistance. Disaster teams are ready to assist you with your immediate emergency needs.
About the American Red Cross Northeast Wisconsin Region:
The Northeast Wisconsin American Red Cross is a regional grouping of six chapters serving 19 counties with a mission to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters throughout the East Central Wisconsin, Fond du Lac County, Lakeland, Manitowoc/Calumet, Neenah-Menasha and Outagamie Chapters. To learn more about Red Cross programs, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help, contact the Northeast region at 920-231-3590 or visit www.NewRedCross.org
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.