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Red Cross Responds to Overnight Storms


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.

  • WHAT: Emergency Shelter to Open
  • WHO: Local residents affected by overnight storms
  • WHY: To help meet emergency needs
  • WHEN: Wednesday, January 30th at 9:00 a.m.
  • WHERE: Northside Church of Christ, 1375 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN
  • 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:

  • Never drive through a flooded roadway. You cannot predict how deep the water may be.
  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
  • Continue to listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or to local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions, as access to roads or some parts of the community may be blocked.
  • Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or disabled.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately.
  • Watch your animals closely. Keep them under your direct control.
  • About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.