Red Cross responds to damage despite losing Hattiesburg office - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Red Cross responds to damage despite losing Hattiesburg office

Posted: Updated:
HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) -

Despite being victims themselves of Sunday's tornado, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members are on the ground in Hattiesburg helping fulfill the immediate needs of storm victims.

"The Red Cross Hattiesburg Office was destroyed when a tornado ripped through that city," said Sandra Hodge, Red Cross Mississippi Region CEO. "Although the Hattiesburg Office is inoperable, we have pulled resources from our other locations and are continuing to meet the needs of those in the affected communities."

Monday, the Red Cross was working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and local Emergency Managers on preliminary damage assessment.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team members are on the ground in the affected areas assisting with lodging, food, clothing, health services and emotional support for anyone with immediate, disaster-caused needs. Red Cross is partnering with the Salvation Army for mobile and shelter feeding Monday.

The following Red Cross shelters are open:

Forrest County 361 Shelter on Sullivan Road off Hwy. 49 South in Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Petal Civic Center located at 712 South Main Street in Petal, Forrest County

Lamar County Community Center at 99 Central Industrial Road in Purvis, Lamar County

"We operate under a regional structure and share resources in multiple offices and facilities throughout Mississippi for expanded service delivery," Hodge said. "Fortunately, none of our volunteers or staff were injured during the storm."

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

SLIDESHOW: Hattiesburg Tornado Damage

See pictures from the Hattiesburg area of damage from Sunday's tornado.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Prosecutors: DNA evidence links Garcia to girl's murder

    Prosecutors: DNA evidence links Garcia to girl's murder

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
    The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
    The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
  • Breaking

    Man involved in fatal accident that killed wife apprehended

    Man involved in fatal accident that killed wife apprehended

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:09:42 GMT
    The man involved in Thursday's fatal accident on Wolf River Road that killed one woman is now in custody.More >>
    The man involved in Thursday's fatal accident on Wolf River Road that killed one woman is now in custody. Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Joshua Emmanuel Ladner, 27, was arrested at his home on Fire Tower Road in Pass Christian on Friday. He is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident causing death and felony fleeing.More >>
  • Breaking

    Man killed by stolen van in Biloxi identified

    Man killed by stolen van in Biloxi identified

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:07:04 GMT
    The man who was killed by an alleged drunk driver in a stolen van on Friday morning has been identified.More >>
    The man who was killed by an alleged drunk driver in a stolen van on Friday morning has been identified. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said 26-year-old Christopher Curry, of Jackson, was pronounced dead at the Ocean Springs Hospital shortly before 7:15 a.m.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.