Fast Facts Update – 10/24

October 24, 2007

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(as of 10/23)

  • Opened 1 shelter in Pensacola and sheltered 15 tornado evacuees
  • Staffed Escambia County Emergency Operations Center around the clock with Red Cross workers
  • 84 Red Cross workers and volunteers have provided disaster services from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Michigan
  • Served 3,930 meals and snacks to disaster clients and disaster workers
  • 119 families have been assisted through Hotline calls and home visits
  • Conducted damage assessment on 251 homes
  • 11 homes were destroyed, 35 had major damage, 100 had minor damage, and 105 were affected
  • 3 mobile feeding units delivered hot meals and water to neighborhoods
  • Distributed 246 Clean-Up Kits (mop, broom, etc.) and 103 blue tarps

Daycare and Church Damaged

October 23, 2007

Day care

This is the church next to it’s day care center (filled with children) that was in the tornado’s path.  The Northwest Florida Chapter Chair joined a caseworker on a tour of the neighborhood.  The Red Cross had two feeding trucks at the site with tarps, clean up kits, and snacks for the parishioners and volunteers repairing the church.


Fast Facts Update

October 18, 2007

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As of 7:30 p.m. CDT, the updated statistics available for the Pensacola tornado relief operation from the American Red Cross

33 percent of damage assessment has been completed with the following numbers:

Escambia County

• Two homes destroyed

•  10 homes with major damage

•  19 homes with minor damage

In Santa Rosa County

•  Two homes destroyed

In Okaloosa County

•  One home destroyed

One shelter remains open for the operation, East Brent Baptist Church on the Davis Highway in Pensacola. Red Cross workers are staffing the shelter to meet the needs of shelter residents that may also come during the overnight period with rainfall continuing.

A total of three mobile homes have caught fire directly related to the tornado and Red Cross workers were providing assistance on-scene to affected families.

Red Cross mobile units were operational Thursday afternoon and evening providing meals, snacks, and clean-up kits to affected residents.

The volunteer force on the ground in the Northwest Florida-affected area has surpassed 30 individuals, with volunteers coming from Mobile, Ala., and other unaffected areas, also.


Supplies on the way

October 18, 2007

The Gulf Coast Chapter in Mobile continues its support of the relief operation in Pensacola.

Moments ago, a truck rolled east down I-10 to re-stock the following supplies:

  • water
  • chips
  • cookies
  • coffee
  • cups
  • assorted snack bars

Shelter opens, mobile feeding established

October 18, 2007

A Red Cross shelter has been opened at East Brent Baptist Church on the Davis Highway in Pensacola for those affected by the October 18 tornado.

Mobile feeding units will be working in the tornado-affected areas beginning Thursday evening to provide food and water to work crews and citizens affected by the tornado.