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Purple Cross open shelters, for flooded areas

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

The Purple Cross is aiding with companions establishing shelters in these counties.

“Our volunteers and workers will start the response of surveying the world Sunday morning and can start to evaluate the wants of every group we’re serving following these storms,” stated Joel Sullivan, regional government director for Purple 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 shortly as we will.”

Purple Cross volunteers have been making an attempt to entry areas affected to offer 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 protected to take action.

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

Purple 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 useless, , in line with Sheriff Chris Davis and no less than 43 individuals are nonetheless lacking, in line with the Waverly Public Security.

The Purple Cross will probably be in affected neighborhoods starting Sunday to start surveying the harm and have restoration objects for residents.

“The security of the catastrophe workforce and the folks we serve is our high precedence,” stated Sullivan. “We’re persevering with to work below strict COVID protocols for the protection 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. Principal St., Waverly
  • Waverly First Baptist Church, 300 E. Principal St., Waverly

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