HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — Approximately 80 students and their families were affected by Monday’s flooding, according to Homewood City Schools spokesperson Merrick Wilson.
Wilson says families living in the Lakeshore Gardens apartment complex were evacuated, and some of them lost quite a few belongings. Homewood police say a total of 120 people were rescued from the apartments.
Not all of the impacted families’ apartments were damaged, but police are not allowing anyone back into the apartments until the building has been deemed safe.
Wilson says although a shelter has been established by the American Red Cross in Homewood, they’re still in need of clothing.
Anyone who wants to help the families can bring Wal-Mart or Target gift cards to Hall-Kent Elementary School, Homewood Middle School or Homewood High School.
School administrators will work with the families to help provide them with clothing and other necessities lost in the flooding, Wilson says.
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