TYLER/TEXARKANA, TEXAS – The American Red Cross East/Northeast Texas is assisting people impacted by storms and tornadoes that occurred Saturday in Cherokee, Panola and Rusk Counties.
Red Cross team members began working with county and city officials surveying the damage in the communities impacted by the storms. Casework is being provided for those significantly impacted to assist with immediate needs, including emergency lodging, food, health and mental health services and more. Caseworkers will continue to work with residents to aid and help connect them with additional community resources.
Following the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Red Cross is continuing to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, social distancing and, when possible, using virtual means to provide assistance.
Anyone impacted by the severe weather and in need of assistance is encouraged to call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).