Many still in need of help after tornado tragedy in Rolling Fork

It’s been 30 days since tornadoes tore through central Mississippi.

So far, the American Red Cross has identified over 800 homes with major damage. As the days go on, some people have found temporary housing, but many are still living in shelters and need assistance.

Nearly 7,000 households have received some form of assistance from the American Red Cross. They currently have over 600 volunteers still stationed in affected cities.

Officials say the American Red Cross is in it for the long haul. Southeast MS Charter Executive Director John McFarland said, “Emergency support function 6 is mass care. That’s sheltering, feeding, and providing assistance to individual families after a disaster. That’s assigned to the Red Cross, and like I said, that goes as long as it takes.”

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