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Red Cross Helping In Storm-Damaged Areas of Alabama

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News release issued by the American Red Cross:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The American Red Cross Alabama Region is hard at work helping those affected by the severe weather that moved through the state yesterday and last night.

Two shelters were open last night in Jasper and Sardis City, but both have closed due to no one seeking shelter there. Red Cross volunteers are assessing the damage in the affected areas of Blount, Calhoun, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marion, and Walker Counties and will provide assistance as needed and requested from other agencies responding. The Red Cross is working with other county emergency management agencies to determine where help may be needed.

You can help get your family and home ready for severe weather with the official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The Tornado app puts everything you need to know prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with it – in the palm of your hand. Download it directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Remember, your donations are what help the Red Cross stay prepared and make our relief efforts possible. Financial contributions may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. For more information about your local American Red Cross, go to