BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 22, 2017) American Red Cross workers are on the ground across Alabama providing recovery support for residents impacted by severe weekend storms. Several homes across the state in Blount, Choctaw, Dallas, and Marengo counties have been damaged or destroyed and significant injuries have been reported. In Mid-Alabama, fallen trees and power lines have also caused damage. Red Cross will continue to work closely with the EMA in each area, assess damages, and provide assistance over the next 24 hours and prepare to respond in local communities statewide.
What to Do After a Tornado or Severe Weather.
Red Cross urges everyone to pay attention to local weather advisories. Information on what to do before, during and after a disaster, along with weather alerts and shelter information are available at your fingertips when you download the free Red Cross Emergency! App (visit www.redcross.org/apps ). Additional preparedness tips are available at www.redcross.org/prepare.
HOW YOU CAN HELP The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to assist people affected by disasters. If you would like to help, please consider donating today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.