Red Cross shelters set up in Oneida and Utica

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - American Red Cross shelters have been set up in Oneida and Utica to assist residents displaced from the Flood of 2013.

A shelter was open at the YMCA on 701 Seneca Street in the City of Oneida Friday evening for Oneida residents.

A shelter was also open inside the Jorgensen Center at the Mohawk Valley Community College for residents in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. At least 80 residents are expected to spend the night.

The Red Cross will keep the shelters open until the residents are allowed to safely return to their homes.

"Volunteers and staff members from the Central New York and Mohawk Valley chapters have combined their manpower and resources to meet the needs of communities affected by the flooding," said Rosie Taravella, chief executive officer of the Central New York Region.

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