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: Flooding in Tennessee

March 10, 2011

Disaster Alert

Tennessee – Heavy rain in various parts of the state has flooded some roads and is causing many water bodies to rise.

The Greater Chattanooga Area chapter has two shelters on standby and has human and material resources ready to respond.

They will continue to monitor the situation and advise the Disaster Operation Center as more information is known.

Video: Shelter in Ohio

March 2, 2011

Photos: Tornado in Estill Springs, TN

March 1, 2011

Tornado in Estill Springs, TN - Feb 2011

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Press Release: Red Cross Continues Tornado Relief Efforts

March 1, 2011

Red Cross Continues Tornado Relief Efforts

(TULLAHOMA) March 1, 2011 – Volunteers from the Red Cross are returning to the scene of yesterday’s tornado to begin damage assessment, mobile feeding, client casework and providing referrals to other local agencies to assist the affected families in their recovery.

Volunteer crews will be canvassing the area today to distributing meals, snacks and water to families as well as emergency workers at the two main tornado ravaged locations; Forest Lake Road as well as some homes located in the vicinity of Highway 130 and Rock Creek Road. The Red Cross is working diligently to assess the emergency needs of the affected families to ensure that emergency needs are being met.

Disaster Alert: Tornado in Tennessee

October 27, 2010

Disaster Alert

Tennessee – A tornado reportedly touched down in Hamilton county, yesterday damaging approximately ten homes and ten to fifteen units in an apartment complex.

The Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter sent out Disaster Assessment teams to gather information on damages and to see if a shelter was needed.

Disaster Alert: Flash Fire in Tennessee

September 15, 2010

Disaster Alert

Tennessee – A flash fire in a manufacturing plant (Kilgore Flare Company) in Toone injured several people yesterday. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

the Jackson Area Chapter communicated with Emergency Management Administration and had human and material resources available if needed.

Disaster Alert: Flooding in Tennessee

August 19, 2010

Disaster Alert

Tennessee – Flooding occurred in Putnam, Overton and Macon counties; which displaced families in the Cookeville area yesterday. The local government authorities and National Weather Service are forecasting more rain for the area through today.

At the request of Putnam and Overton Emergency Management Administration (EMA), the Nashville Area chapter opened a shelter for displaced residents, and provided them with food and necessary items.

Video: Tennessee Floods

May 25, 2010

The Emergency Response Vehicles (the vehicles that look like ambulances) are often the Red Cross’ front line representation in disaster stricken areas. They bring hot meals, smiling faces, and a shoulder to cry on to the victims of disaster as they begin the recovery process.

Photos: Tennessee Floods

May 25, 2010

Tennessee Floods 2010

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