Norfolk, Neb. (KTIV) - To help homeowners clean up and get back into their homes, organizations are teaming up to collect supplies, money and provide shelter.
The American Red Cross set up a shelter Tuesday for Norfolk residents who were forced to evacuate their homes. Since then, about 60 people have used it.
While some have been been let back in their homes, officials with the Red Cross says they won't close shelter anytime soon.
"We do as the Red Cross plan on keeping the shelter open minimum for another couple of days at least and that way as people are getting into their homes if they're finding they're not habitable or they're not comfortable staying there they can come back to the shelter and have a place to stay," says Shalle Wolff, Executive Director of the Northeast Nebraska Red Cross.
For those folks returning to their homes Norfolk-based Orphan Grain Train is setting up a place to pick up tools and cleaning solutions and need your help with donations.
"We're basically collecting cleaning supplies, we're collecting equipment, tools, whatever people can donate for cleaning out houses. Eventually once the water goes down we want to be prepared to move into action as soon as we can," says Richard Jostes, Director of Development at Orphan Grain Train.
For volunteers that want to help with the clean up can get in touch with Christ Lutheran Church. You can also drop off bottled water and nonperishable foods at the Salvation Army.