Red Cross in Conyers after tornado slams Rockdale Co

Cleanup and damage assessment continues in Rockdale County, where a tornado touched down overnight Tuesday, part of a strong storm system that rumbled through north Georgia. At least two injuries were reported. The Red Cross is helping families whose homes were damaged by what has been classified as an EF-2 tornado in Conyers.

From the Red Cross...

After damaging storms went through most of Georgia Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, American Red Cross disaster volunteers responded quickly to provide emergency essentials and support for families in need. According to the National Weather Service, a radar-confirmed tornado touched down in Rockdale County. The storm led to power outages, damaged trees and downed power lines. Volunteers from the Greater Atlanta Chapter are out doing damage assessments in Rockdale County and are ready to help residents as they recover from the storm. The Red Cross will provide emergency supplies, assistance and recovery planning to families to meet their disaster-caused needs.

In the days and weeks ahead, the Red Cross will work with residents to help them through their next steps and provide additional recovery resources. All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and made possible through the generosity of the community. People in need of emergency assistance are asked to call 1-800 Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).

After a tornado or severe storm damage:

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe
  • If evacuated, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so
  • Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions
  • Stay out of damaged buildings
  • Watch out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines and report them to the local utility company immediately.

HOW TO HELP Help people affected by disasters and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER To join us, visit redcross.org today to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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