Red Cross is currently assisting 24 local families across 7 counties today, after a line of severe storms damaged several homes in the area. This number continues to grow as we are still receiving notifications of additional damage in other areas. An emergency shelter has been set up to provide a safe place to stay for those who were affected by these storms.
In addition to an emergency shelter, we are also doing damage assessment and client casework, where appropriate.
Red Cross reminds the community about some safety precautions following a powerful storm:
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