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Pink Cross open shelters, for flooded areas

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – American Pink Cross catastrophe responders from throughout Tennessee are starting to supply shelter, reduction objects, and luxury for folks impacted by floods in Hickman, Humphreys, and Dickson counties early Saturday morning.

The Pink Cross is helping with companions organising shelters in these counties.

“Our volunteers and employees will start the response of surveying the realm Sunday morning and can start to evaluate the wants of every group we’re serving following these storms,” stated Joel Sullivan, regional govt director for Pink Cross of Tennessee, in a information launch. “We’re working with our native companions and authorities officers to make sure that restoration companies are offered to start serving to the residents get again on their toes as rapidly as we will.”

Pink Cross volunteers have been making an attempt to entry areas affected to supply help to residents. Sadly, a number of roads are nonetheless unpassable, however the catastrophe volunteers will proceed to hunt communities that want help as it’s secure to take action.

Pink Cross is supporting companions to arrange shelters in areas the place properties have been broken or destroyed.

Pink Cross is working intently with native officers, group companions, and emergency administration companies to evaluate group wants.

Catastrophic flooding in Humphreys County leaves 21 folks lifeless, , based on Sheriff Chris Davis and not less than 43 individuals are nonetheless lacking, based on the Waverly Public Security.

The Pink Cross will likely be in affected neighborhoods starting Sunday to start surveying the injury and have restoration objects for residents.

“The security of the catastrophe workforce and the folks we serve is our prime precedence,” stated Sullivan. “We’re persevering with to work below strict COVID protocols for the security of each our shoppers and our volunteers.”

Authorities opened shelter places on the following places:

  • YMCA Dickson County, 225 Henslee Dr., Dickson
  • Fairfield Church of Christ, 1860 Tennessee 100, Centerville
  • Waverly Church of Christ, 438 W. Fundamental St., Waverly
  • Waverly First Baptist Church, 300 E. Fundamental St., Waverly

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