State Responds to Severe Storms

7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, May 23 2011 May 23, 2011 Monday, May 23, 2011 12:48:00 PM CDT May 23, 2011 in News
By: Alex Dunn

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - The State Emergency Management Agency continues to work with Missouri state and local agencies to deploy all available response resources to Joplin.

The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Red Cross has established a shelter at Missouri Southern State College.  The shelter facility is the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center.  The facility will also accommodate pets.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call (800)-427-4626 or 2-1-1.  Those with medical skills interested in volunteering should go to www.showmeresponse.org.

Anyone wishing to make donations can go to www.sema.dps.mo.gov/recover/donations.asp.

Residents who have been affected by the tornado who wish to notify their friends and family that they are safe should go to safeandwell.communityos.org/donations.asp.

Anyone needing disaster information, shelter information or referrals are urged to call 2-1-1.  The United Way's 211 service number is now available for most areas in Missouri.

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