Steve Rogers

About Steve Rogers

Assistant News Director/Assignment Editor; degree in finance and administration from Yale University; 35 years experience in journalism.

Shelters, Feeding Centers Open, Other Help Info

FEMA CALLS: Regarding any inquiries about FEMA callout questionnaire calls:

Calls will only be made to people that have already registered with FEMA.

The callout consist of all survivors that have registered with FEMA in the Declared Counties.

Applicants will be asked to verify last four digits of ss#, damaged dwelling address or DOB to confirm applicant identity.

No representative of Tupelo, Lee County, MEMA or FEMA will call and ask for any other identifying information. Should someone receive a call asking for verification of full social security number or banking information, they should contact the Mississippi Attorney General’s office at 1-800-281-4418 or visit www.agjimhood.com.

SHELTERS, FOOD CENTERS, RED CROSS WORK

Over 200 Red Cross workers are providing shelter, emotional support, meals and relief supplies to people impacted by the storm that devastated parts of Mississippi earlier this week.

While some areas are still inaccessible, Red Cross damage assessment teams continue to work to identify the full extent of the damage and the number of families affected.

Twelve emergency vehicles are traveling through communities to deliver meals and supplies such as rakes, shovels, trash bags and gloves to individuals and families picking up the pieces of their homes.

Mental health workers are comforting people whose homes were damaged. This weekend, emergency aid stations will remain open. Locations include:

· Houston Community Center, 4244 Houston-Palestine Road, Houston, MS

· Mantachue Fire & Rescue, 8875 Hwy 363, Centerville, MS

· Walmart parking lot, 159 Mississippi Street, Louisville, MS

· Highlands Mobile Home Community, 3127 Greenfield, Pearl, MS

FEMA is hosting One Stop Shops for families and individuals affected. The American Red Cross will also have staff on site to answer questions about Red Cross services. Locations include:

· Georgia Pacific, 826 S. Church, Louisville, MS

· Old Tupelo Water and Light Building, 320 Court Street, Tupelo, Mississippi

There is also a mobile shop outside of:

· Auburn Baptist Church, 1138 Country Road 931, Tupelo, MS

These shelter sites are currently open, providing families and individuals affected with a warm meal to eat and a safe place to stay. Locations include:

· Louisville, MS – First Baptist Church

· Pearl, MS – Mount Elam Missionary Baptist Church

· Tupelo, MS – Bancorp South Center

Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.