American Red Cross assists Colquitt County storm victims -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

American Red Cross assists Colquitt County storm victims

January 14, 2006

Colquitt County- Friday's powerful storm pulled down lines and knocked transformers off poles. Saturday many crews were out working to clean up the debris.

Many people were without power from just after 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon until about 11:30 p.m. In addition to helping home owners, The American Red Cross was out assisting utility workers working to repair downed lines.

"We're just trying to help those who are helping others, taking them some hot chocolate and coffee and snacks, just trying to support them," said Sam Stephens, Disaster Chairman ARC Moultrie.

The American Red Cross says about 10 homes and mobile homes suffered severe damage and two homes were destroyed. One family needed housing overnight. A relief area will be set up Tuesday or Wednesday of next week for those affected by Friday's storm. Those in need of immediate assistance can contact the Moultrie Red Cross at 985-6924.



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