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American Red Cross Responds to Severe Storms and Flooding

 

Emergency Shelters Opened in Dover and Erin Tennessee

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The American 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.

In Dover Tennessee, there is an emergency shelter setup at First Baptist Church located at 220 Church Street. For Erin Tennessee, a shelter has been setup at First Assembly of God located at 270 Arlington Street.

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.


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