Press Release: Red Cross Responds to Weekend Disasters in East Central Mississippi

Red Cross Responds to Weekend Disasters in East Central Mississippi

LAUREL, MS, Monday, January 14, 2013—The American Red Cross is responding to damage reported on Jordan Sumrall Road in Wayne County near Buckatanna following severe weather last night. Red Cross disaster action team (DAT) members from the East Central Chapter are on the ground in the affected area and are ready to assist with lodging, food, clothing, health services and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-related needs.

Red Cross also provided food and water to Wayne County emergency workers and electric company employees who were on-scene overnight and throughout the morning working to restore power to the affected area.

Over the weekend Red Cross also responded to house fires in the following counties: Jones, Jasper, Winston and Noxubee.

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