Preparing for storms

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 23, 2010

32 Units on Preparedness Alert as Storms Progress Across the Mid-South  
Jackson –  With strong storms expected to crawl across northern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama on Friday and Saturday, The Salvation Army has placed 32 feeding units on standby. In addition, The Salvation Army’s new Disaster Warehouse in Jackson has resources ready for deployment  to support any response once the storms pass.

Emergency Managers and the National Weather Service recommend residents prepare for severe weather with the following steps:
·        Check weather radios for working batteries.
·        Review your family emergency plan.
·        Check and restock your emergency supply kit in case you are without electricity for an extended period of time.

“The Salvation Army has been blessed with the resources to respond to natural and man-made disasters. We are ready and willing to serve as the need arises,” stated Major Gene Hogg, General Secretary for The Salvation Army’s ALM Division.

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Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit <> or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose.