The Red Cross is assisting families with cleanup following tornados in Mower County. David Schoeneck (shay-nick)with the red cross says teams hit the ground running this morning.

“There are about 20 homes in the town of Taopi. We’re going to be doing some feeding, handing out some cleanup kits and then we’re going to start doing some case work with folks and determine what people need.”

Schoeneck noted responses to smaller scale emergencies like this are a huge part of the mission of the red cross as nationwide they respond to a crisis every 8 minutes.