Transition to recovery begins after flooding

Transition to recovery begins after flooding

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX/AP) - Flooding victims around the region are headed home to begin the recovery process, cleaning up what the flood waters have left behind. The Salvation Army is aiding many during this time.

"The canteens and volunteers are going out into the neighborhoods as officials allow residents to return to their homes," said Commander Maj. Ed Binnix.

Personnel are headed to some of the hard hit areas from Shreveport to Baton Rouge and to Monroe from Jackson. Once in the area, volunteers and crews are handing out food and cleanup kits.

So far across Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, officials have delivered more than 3,000 meals.

According to the Salvation Army officials, financial donations are the best way to support those affected by these devastating tornadoes. Donations can be made by calling 800-SAL-ARMY, by texting STORM to 51555 or by sending a check to your local Salvation Army, earmarked, Emergency Disaster Services.

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