May 3, 2010
Red Cross Helps Families in Ozark County
After Tornado Damage
Ozark County – Members of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) from Ozark County were on the scene on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, to help families that experienced a devastating loss due to damaging winds from a tornado that passed through Ozark County. These volunteers are members of the Greater Ozarks Chapter Disaster Response Team.
Volunteers met with four families in Ozark County, three families from Dora and one family from Tecumseh. Two homes were destroyed and two had major damage. A total of 10 family members were helped with temporary shelter, food and clothing.
You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
*** A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can cause flash flooding and high winds can damage homes and blow down trees and utility poles , causing widespread power outages.
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