Towns in our listening area are recovering after tornados and severe storms rolled through Southeast Missouri on Sunday night. The American Red Cross has disaster response teams that have been deployed to the following areas: Fredericktown, St. Mary, and Farmington in Missouri, and throughout the following Missouri counties: Caldwell, Daviess, Dent, Iron, Linn, Livingston, and Madison counties plus Randolph County in Illinois and other areas as reports of damage come in.
Disaster Assessment Teams are assessing damage to homes while other teams will be in distributing emergency supplies to St. Mary and Fredericktown, Missouri and then on to Chester, Illinois. Emergency supplies needed consist of items such as rakes, gloves, trash bags and other items to help with clean up.
Ways to help – donate any of the items above or sign up as a volunteer to help with clean up. You can also sign up to volunteer at redcross.org/volunteer. During and after disasters, financial donations enable the Red Cross to help people recover from disasters big and small. To give visit redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or donate online at www.redcross.org.
At this time, no shelters have been requested by county emergency management.
Individuals needing assistance following the Sunday night tornadoes may call 1-800-Red-Cross or go to redcross.org for more information.