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Red Cross Responds to Severe Storms and Flooding

Emergency Shelter Opened at First Baptist Church in Dover, TN

[CLARKSVILLE], [SATURDAY, April 27, 2013] - Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter to provide a safe place to stay for those who have been affected by strong storms and flooding in the area.

WHAT: Emergency shelter has been opened for affected residents

WHO: Local residents affected by flooding

WHY: To help meet emergency needs

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th

WHERE: First Baptist Church, 220 Church Street, Dover, TN 37058

In addition to an emergency shelter, the Red Cross also has a mobile aid station that is being operated out of an Emergency Response Vehicle in Stewart County.

Red Cross reminds the community about some safety precautions following a powerful storm or flooding:

  • 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.