Tornado clean-up kits available Wednesday


KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — The American Red Cross will hand out clean-up kits for those affected by Sunday night’s storm and tornado on Wednesday.

The kits will be available between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Kentwood Activities Center located at 355 48th St. SE, where the Red Cross has set up a shelter.

The kits include mops, scrub brushes, shovels, cleaning chemicals and more. Tarps will also be available.

People must provide proof of residence in an affected area through ID, mail or lease paperwork to get a kit.

The Red Cross will also have representatives available at the activities center to talk about other ways it can help people affected by the storm.

The shelter will remain open for as long as necessary to provide food, water and a place to stay to affected residents, the Red Cross says. As of Wednesday morning, about 20-25 people remain at the shelter.

Watch above as Jonathan Breems, who’s part of disaster communications for the American Red Cross of West Michigan, explains how you can plan ahead before a disaster hits.

The cities of Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming have also laid out plans for people to dispose of tree debris from the storm.

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