Press Release: Red Cross Shelter is Open to Assist Storm Victims

January 30, 2013

NASHVILLE, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – In the aftermath of the violent storms and tornadoes that swept through the state last night, the American Red Cross is currently assisting 30 local families across 10 counties in Middle and Western Tennessee today. Affected counties include: Chester, Davidson, Fayette, Henderson, Hickman, Madison, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson. The number of families and the geographical area that was affected continues to grow as the Red Cross receives notifications of additional damage in other areas. An emergency shelter has been set up to provide a safe place to stay for those who need it.

WHAT: Emergency shelter location
WHO: Local residents affected by overnight storms
WHY: To help meet emergency disaster-caused needs
WHEN: Wednesday, January 30th
WHERE:
Northside Church of Christ
1375 Old Hickory Blvd.,
Nashville, TN

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Press Release: Red Cross Responds to Weekend Disasters in East Central Mississippi

January 14, 2013

Red Cross Responds to Weekend Disasters in East Central Mississippi

LAUREL, MS, Monday, January 14, 2013—The American Red Cross is responding to damage reported on Jordan Sumrall Road in Wayne County near Buckatanna following severe weather last night. Red Cross disaster action team (DAT) members from the East Central Chapter are on the ground in the affected area and are ready to assist with lodging, food, clothing, health services and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-related needs.

Red Cross also provided food and water to Wayne County emergency workers and electric company employees who were on-scene overnight and throughout the morning working to restore power to the affected area.

Over the weekend Red Cross also responded to house fires in the following counties: Jones, Jasper, Winston and Noxubee.


Press Release: Red Cross Assistance still available to Miss. Families hit by Christmas Day Storms

December 31, 2012

Red Cross Assistance still available to Miss. Families hit by Christmas Day Storms

JACKSON, MS, Monday, December 31, 2012—Red Cross is still providing assistance to families hit by the Christmas Day in Mississippi. Individual service delivery through client casework continues today in damaged communities.

“Our extensive relief efforts are winding down as the needs decrease,” said Gordon Stewart, disaster operations manager. “The majority of the power has been restored and many families have returned to their homes.”

Residents in Central and South Mississippi with any remaining disaster-caused needs related to the Christmas Day storms may contact the United Way or Red Cross to determine if other recovery assistance may be available from community partners.

United Way – 211
Red Cross

  • Biloxi Office – 228-896-4511
  • Brookhaven Office – 601-833-2771
  • Hattiesburg Office – 601-582-8151
  • Jackson Office – 601-353-5442

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Press Release: Red Cross continues Client Casework in Miss. Communities affected by Christmas Day Storms

December 31, 2012

Red Cross continues Client Casework in Miss. Communities affected by Christmas Day Storms

JACKSON, MS, Sunday, December 29, 2012—Red Cross continues individual service delivery through client casework today in the Mississippi communities damaged by the Christmas Day storms.

“Red Cross health services and mental health workers are meeting with families that have disaster-caused health and emotional needs,” said Gordon Stewart, disaster operations manager. “Red Cross will continue to work with community partners and agencies to identify appropriate resources for any remaining emergency needs families may have.”

Residents in Central and South Mississippi with any remaining needs specifically related to the Christmas Day storms may contact the following numbers to help determine if other community partners can assist with their recovery.

United Way – 211

Red Cross

  • Biloxi Office – 228-896-4511
  • Brookhaven Office – 601-833-2771
  • Hattiesburg Office – 601-582-8151
  • Jackson Office – 601-353-5442

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Press Release: Red Cross Responding in Communities throughout the State

December 27, 2012

Red Cross Responding in Communities throughout the State

JACKSON, MS, Wednesday, December 26, 2012— JACKSON, MS, Thursday, December 27, 2012—The American Red Cross is responding today in communities throughout Central and South Mississippi hit by the Christmas Day storms.

Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DAT) are responding in Amite, Clarke, Jones, Forest, Pearl River, Stone and Wilkinson counties. Red Cross is working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and local Emergency Managers.

“Red Cross volunteers and staff are on the scene where damaged occurred and are assisting with immediate, disaster-caused needs,” said Sandra Hodge, Red Cross Mississippi Region CEO.

Red Cross is focused on people’s emergency needs and has moved volunteers, equipment and supplies into affected communities. Emergency response vehicles are on the move serving meals and distributing relief items. Red Cross is providing people with food, shelter and other emergency supplies such as clean-up kits, blankets, flashlights, batteries, rakes, tarps, trash bags, work gloves, shovels and dust masks.

The Pearl River Baptist Association shelter will be open again tonight for anyone affected by the storms and needing a warm place to stay and a hot meal. The shelter is located at 1376 McNeil Steephollow Road in Carriere and is supported by the Red Cross. For a list of items to bring with you to the shelter, visit www.mississippi-redcross.org.

Anyone seeking assistance with disaster-related needs, should contact their local Red Cross Office, search “Red Cross Mississippi” on Facebook or follow @RedCrossMiss on Twitter. For a list of Red Cross Offices and contact numbers, visit www.mississippi-redcross.org.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of this severe weather event in Mississippi by making a financial gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief in Mississippi which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

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Press Release: Red Cross Responds to Storm Damage Across Mississippi

December 26, 2012

Red Cross Responds to Storm Damage Across Mississippi

JACKSON, MS, Wednesday, December 26, 2012—The American Red Cross is responding to damage reported in 10 Mississippi counties following severe weather last night.

Red Cross is working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and local Emergency Managers in the following counties: Lamar, Forrest, Stone, Pearl River, Wilkinson, Lawrence, Hinds, Jones, Clarke and Lauderdale. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) members are on the ground in the affected areas assisting with lodging, food, clothing, health services and emotional support for anyone with immediate, disaster-caused needs.

As people return home today to begin the clean-up, Red Cross has several safety steps that should be followed.

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Press Release: Alabama Red Cross Responding to Severe Weather

December 26, 2012

Alabama Red Cross Responding to Severe Weather

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., December 26, 2012 — The American Red Cross Alabama Region is currently responding to assist residents affected by last night’s tornadoes and severe weather around the state of Alabama. The Red Cross is working with area emergency management agencies to determine where help may be needed. Initial reports indicate there is damage in the following counties: Butler, Pike, Lowndes, Autauga, Clarke, Escambia, Marengo, Tuscaloosa, Choctaw, Mobile, Crenshaw, Sumter, and Washington.

Over the holiday, more than 140 trained Red Cross volunteers were on standby to respond to the threat of severe weather that was unfortunately realized. Today, Red Cross volunteers are going to affected areas to assess the damage and determine the needs of those affected. Other Red Cross volunteers will be canvassing affected neighborhoods to hand out water, clean up kits, and other disaster relief items.

A Red Cross shelter is open at the City of Prichard (near Mobile, AL) Public Safety Building located at 743 Mt. Sinai Avenue, Prichard, AL 36612. This shelter is open for anyone displaced by yesterday’s severe weather.


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