ATLANTA, GA – Monday, March 4, 2019 – 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 yesterday’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 today in Talbotton (Talbot County) at Central High School, 945 N. Washington St. Fifteen people took refuge in the shelter last night and, along with a safe place to sleep, are receiving meals provided by the Salvation Army, and health and emotional support.
- A Red Cross-supported warming center will open at 1:00 PM today at the Grady County Agri-Center, 65 11th Ave. NE, Cairo (Grady County) and will transition to a Red Cross shelter this evening.
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 http://www.redcross.org/georgia.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to assist people affected by disasters. You can help by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS to make a financial donation.
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.