Shelters open in NC after tornadoes, severe weather

Storm damage in Edenton on April 26, 2014. (WAVY/Lex Gray)
Storm damage in Edenton on April 26, 2014. (WAVY/Lex Gray)

NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) – The American Red Cross set up emergency shelters across the state of North Carolina following tornadoes and severe weather.

Shelter and assistance information from the American Red Cross:

Perquimans County

  • The Red Cross is distributing water today, and will be delivering clean up supplies and other items tomorrow to help families recover.
  • Some areas are still inaccessible so it is impossible to tell how many homes are damaged or how badly. We will be standing by for the time when we can access the area and determine the needs of the families there.
  • A shelter is open for residents affected by the storms:
    Perquimans County Senior Center1072 Harvey Point Road – Hertford, NC 27944

Beaufort County

  • Several dozen staff are responding to shelter, feed and provide emotional support to families hit by the storm.
  • Initial reports indicate that more than 60 homes have major damage, and the Red Cross expects to assist many of those families in their recovery.
  • A shelter is open for residents affected by the storms:
    Snowd Branch Church of God, 3283 Voa Rd., Washington, NC 27889

According to the American Red Cross, more than a dozen families are receiving assistance in other counties. Call 1-800-733-2767 if you need to get in touch with your local chapter.

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