Georgia American Red Cross Still on Stand By

May 22, 2013

The American Red Cross wasted little time getting to the scene of the massive amount of destruction left in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma.

Ruben Brown is the spokesperson for the Red Cross in Atlanta, and he says that so far no assistance has been requested from Georgia just yet.

“There is a very good chance that people will deploy from Georgia, we do that based on requests from our national office”, said Brown. “We have seen the visuals and images, and there is a good chance that people will deploy from all across the state.”

He mentions that several Red Cross emergency response vehicles are already in the areas, and that shelters have also been set up for the victims of the storm.

“Twenty-five emergency response vehicles are going to start canvassing the effected neighborhoods providing snacks, meals, and water; really be a glimmer of hope for people to get their lives back on track”, says Brown.

Some potential good news out of Moore, OK is that the initial death toll of fifty-one was revised down to twenty-four yesterday morning; however, the toll is still expected to rise as recovery efforts continue.

To donate to the American Red Cross you can do so by visiting their website at www.redcross.org/donate.

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