Red Cross Responds to Multiple Incidents of Damage Over Weekend – Opens Shelter for Displaced Residents

On January, 10, 2020 a line of storms made their way across Central and South Texas. High winds from the storm caused power outages, knocked over trees and created other damages along its path. Volunteers from the American Red Cross Serving Central and South Texas immediately responded to assist residents affected and displaced by the storm. In the dark of night, and the following day, volunteers drove through neighborhoods and met with residents to assess their immediate needs.

In total, the Red Cross responded to 13 incidents of damage to homes across the region and opened a shelter for displaced residents in Navasota, TX located at The Navasota Center, 101 Stadium Drive, Navasota, TX, 77868.

“Storms like these can be very damaging and I am so grateful for the efforts of our staff and volunteers,” said Marty McKellips, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Serving Central and South Texas Region. “They were able to respond quickly to provide immediate assistance and comfort to those affected by the storms.”

Volunteers throughout the region continued to provide services by assisting residents affected by a large apartment fire in Austin, TX and providing canteen services to first responders after a chemical fire in Odessa, TX.

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Author: American Red Cross Central & South Texas Region

The American Red Cross Central & South Texas Region provides humanitarian services -- including disaster relief, services to the armed forces and CPR/first aid training -- to 83 counties in the state of Texas. Chapter offices are located in Waco, Bryan, Austin, San Antonio, Kerrville, Midland and El Paso.