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Tropical Storm Claudette Update

Capital Area Red Cross Update on Tropical Storm Claudette:

Shelter to Open in Crawfordville at 5PM

The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will be opening a shelter at 5PM today at theMount Olive Primitive Baptist Church located at 8 Spring Creek Highway in Crawfordville.  The shelter opening is the result of a voluntary evacuation for residents near Alligator Point in Franklin County and other residents who may be impacted by the anticipated flooding expected from Tropical Storm Claudette.

Additional Red Cross shelter teams are on standby if needed and the Red Cross is coordinating with local and state emergency management officials.

“The American Red Cross is committed to helping our community be prepared for emergencies and disasters,” said David Chayer, Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.  “As we enter the heart of hurricane season, we will continue to fulfill our mission and ask for the continued financial support to help us help others.”

For more information, visit or call the Red Cross at 878-6080.


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This entry was posted on August 16, 2009 by in Disaster Response.

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