Disaster Alert: Severe Weather Reported in Southern States

April 5, 2011

Disaster Alert

Louisiana – Severe storms passed throughout the state and destroyed homes, damaged others and caused power outages that affected thousands of residents on Monday.

The Southeast Louisiana and Acadiana Area Red Cross Chapters deployed Disaster Action Team members, placed a shelter on stand-by, and assisted disaster victims as needed.


Mississippi – Severe storms damaged homes and buildings, leaving thousands of residents throughout the state without power on Monday.

Disaster Action Team members from the Northeast Mississippi Chapter opened a shelter and provided assistance to evacuees as needed.


Tennessee – Strong storms destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and left more than 100,000 residents without power throughout the central portion of the state on Monday.

The Nashville Area Chapter deployed Disaster Action Team members, opened a shelter, placed others on stand-by and staffed local Emergency Operations Center.

The Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter staffed the county Emergency Operations Center and is monitoring situation to provide response, if necessary.


Kentucky – Severe storms passed throughout the state and destroyed homes, damaged others, downed trees and power lines on Monday.  One reported injury.

All Chapters in the affected areas, including the Louisville Area and Bluegrass Chapters, deployed Disaster Action Team members and provided assistance to victims as needed.


North Carolina – Severe weather passed throughout the state damaging homes, downing trees and causing power outage to almost 130,000 residents.

The Rutherford County and Asheville-Mountain Area chapters are monitoring the situation and continuing to do Disaster Assessment and provide assistance as needed.

Disaster Alert: Severe Weather in Louisiana

July 10, 2009

Disaster Alert

Louisiana – Severe weather in Terrebonne Parish damaged homes yesterday. The Southeast Louisiana chapter deployed a Disaster Action Team (DAT) and provided emergency assistance to the disaster victims.

Disaster Alert: Chemical Leak in Louisiana

July 8, 2009

Disaster Alert

Louisiana – A chemical leak from a tank at the Dow Chemical Plant in Hahnville caused a local voluntary evacuation order. The Southeast Louisiana chapter opened a shelter and provided snacks and beverages to emergency responders. The chapter shelter support trailer was placed at the shelter and staff were on call through the night.


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