Severe weather damages hundreds of homes

A Red Cross volunteer stands in front of a Rock Hill SC home that was damaged by the tornado Nov. 16.

Severe weather throughout the Davidson County, N.C., damaged homes and caused power outages.

Red Cross efforts began immediately, opening a shelter, where three people sought refuge. More than 40 volunteers are continuing to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other needed assistance in the aftermath of the storm.
Since last night, Red Cross volunteers have served 85 meals and snacks to those affected by the storm, as well as first responders.

Disaster Assessment Teams will be canvassing the damaged neighborhoods today.

ALABAMA

In Alabama, preliminary Red Cross damage assessment indicates 230 homes were affected by tornadoes and severe weather – nearly half of those suffering major damage or completely destroyed.

The Red Cross is distributing comfort kits, clean-up kits and working with the Salvation Army to provide meals for those affected.

TO HELP

Those who want to help the people affected by these disasters, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Their gift will enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other disaster assistance.

• To donate $10 to Red Cross Disaster Relief, text REDCROSS to 90999.
• Visit http://www.redcross.org
• Call 1-800-RED-CROSS
• Contributions may also be sent to P.O. Box 57066, Charlotte, NC 28206, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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