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American Red Cross of Georgia helps Augustans affected by flooding

American Red Cross of Georgia has assisted about 70 Augusta area residents who were impacted by recent storms that brought significant flooding to some homes. As of June 25, more than 30 homes experienced some level of flood damage.

Red Cross volunteers, part of the Disaster Action Team, were on the scene to help coordinate emergency aid to those affected and assess the damage, according to a news release. They provided comfort kits, direct client assistance and started the process for recovery planning.

Throughout this process, the Red Cross has been in constant communication, and partnership, with the Augusta Mayor Garnett Johnson’s office and the Richmond County Commission, the release said.

Inclement weather within the CSRA region has caused Augusta-Richmond County to receive record rainfall, according to a news release from Johnson’s office.

“The rainfall impacted the storm drainage system across the city, and the excessive amount of water has
maximized that system. As a result, localized flooding occurred. Engineering, Maintenance, Augusta Fire
Department, Parks & Recreation and others are currently assessing damage throughout the area and will report their findings.”

Please call our Emergency Management Agency for assistance at (706) 821-1156 and 311 for city services (trees, debris in roadway, etc.). The American Red Cross of East Central Georgia dispatched Disaster Relief Teams across Augusta-Richmond County as of midnight, Friday, June 23, 2023, the mayor’s release continuned.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and made possible through the generosity of the community.  People in need of emergency assistance are asked to call 1-800 Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or go to, according to the Red Cross news release. You can also download the free American Red Cross Emergency app to help protect yourself and your loved ones. Search “American Red Cross” in app stores or visit The app is also compatible with Apple Watch and Android wearable devices.

Need For Blood

The American Red Cross is reminding blood donors it’s critically important to maintain a stable blood supply to support those impacted by disasters like this. Make an appointment today by using the Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Prepare your family

Take three simple steps to ensure your family is prepared for disasters. 1) Build a kit, 2) Make a plan and 3) Stay informed. Search “American Red Cross” in your app store or visit to download our free apps to ensure you have lifesaving information right at your fingertips.

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