Red Cross Volunteers Assessing Storm Damage Across Georgia Responding to Emergency Needs

With damage reports coming in from a dozen Georgia counties after Sunday’s severe weather, Red Cross volunteers are busy assessing the impact in local communities and meeting the emergency needs of residents for food and shelter. Dozens of homes were affected by Sunday’s storms and tornadoes statewide. Power outages are a concern with frigid weather in the forecast this week, particularly in hard-hit Harris, Talbot and Grady counties.

A Red Cross shelter remains open in Talbotton (Talbot County) at Central High School, 945 N. Washington St. Fifteen people took refuge in the shelter along with a safe place to sleep. They are receiving meals provided by the Salvation Army, and health and emotional support.

A Red Cross-supported warming center opened at 1:00 PM last Monday at the Grady County AgriCenter, 65 11th Ave. NE, Cairo (Grady County) and will transitioned to a Red Cross shelter More shelters in the state will open if there is a need.

Anyone with immediate, disaster- caused needs can call their local Red Cross office or 1-800-REDCROSS for help. Visit www.redcross.org/georgia.

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