FYI – Damage numbers

October 18, 2007

FYI to media:

We’re trying to wrangle some updated damage statistics in time for evening deadlines (print and 10pm television).

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

Disaster Assessment

October 18, 2007

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As of 4pm, Red Cross volunteers trained in Disaster Assessment had personally visited 2 out of the 5 neighborhoods affected in and near Pensacola.

So far:

  • 10 homes either Destroyed or with Major Damage
  • 15 homes with Minor Damage (considered habitable)

Mobile, Ala. crews lend hand in Pensacola

October 18, 2007

The Alabama Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross in Mobile has mobilized crews to assist the Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross following Thursday’s tornado. The Mobile-based chapter has mobilized an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV), with a crew, along with a client casework supervisor and a public affairs worker. The chapter is maintaining its readiness status to respond with further resources if needed.

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October 18, 2007

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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.


October 18, 2007

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This site is for public information about the American Red Cross response to October 18th Severe Weather Outbreak in the Florida Panhandle.

If you are in need of Red Cross services, please contact your local chapter office.

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