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How you can help: NORTHEAST ALABAMA

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NORTHEAST ALABAMA 

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The compassion of the Tennessee Valley is showing with dozens of people asking Channel 3 how they can help the storm victims.

We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

WRCB's partners at the Times Free Press has established a Neediest Cases Fund: Southern Storms. It channels contributions to local Red Cross chapters for area tornado relief efforts. Your gift is tax deductible as permitted by law. Donate online by clicking here.

If you have had no disaster training, the best way to give is financially.
Text the word "GIVE" to 80888 to make a monetary donation to the Salvation Army or "REDCROSS" to 90999 for the Red Cross.

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FEMA Disaster Assistance:

DisasterAssistance.gov or m.fema.gov on mobile device
Phone number: 1-800-621-3362
TTY: 1-800-462-7585
call centers open 7a-10p

FEMA Disaster Assistance Centers:

Jackson County (AL) - Andover Togs on County Rd 58 in Pisgah
DeKalb County (AL) - Tom Bevill Community Center in Rainsville

The State has opened a phone number for diabetic supplies. Call 205-870-5172.

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Debris Removal:

CAUTION: Do not pile debris on top of or near orange or green pedestals. This could damage the pedestals and impede reconstruction of services to communications and electrical services.

CAUTION: Workers across the area are continuing to restore service across roads and highways. Please watch for oncoming traffic and be aware of what's going on in your surroundings.

Downed communications lines are still a problem in the area. Do not approach any downed line. If any line is obstructed and vehicles can't get by, feel free to report it to Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative at 256-638-2153 or Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative at 256-638-2144. But, DO NOT APPROACH THEM AND DO NOT CUT THEM.

Do not pile debris on or anywhere near downed power or telephone lines. DO NOT push any debris over or pile any on downed lines.

DeKalb County EMA requests that any debris placed on roadside for collection should not be anywhere near power or telephone lines.

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VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers of all kinds are needed in Northeast Alabama.

DeKalb County: If you wish to volunteer your time and efforts toward the cleanup please report to the southwest corner of the parking lot at Orchard Lanes on Highway 75 north in Rainsville. That command center has moved from the Rainsville Fire Hall. If you need help cleaning up the debris please call 256-638-1421 on Monday. The distribution center will open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm seven days a week.

DeKalb County: The Alabama State Baptist Convention and Red Cross have closed the fixed feeding station at Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville. However, they still have ice and water. All FEMA tarps have been used at this time. More may be available at the Orchard Lanes distribution operation in Rainsville.

Jackson County: Volunteers are being coordinated at the Old National Guard Armory in Bridgeport. 

Jackson County: Volunteers are being coordinated at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Bryant,  256-597-3435 

Jackson County: Volunteers are being coordinated at Higdon Baptist Church. 

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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DONATIONS:

DeKalb County: Major needs for the distribution center at Orchard Lanes in Rainsville is now chain saws and generators.

Jackson County: Skyline town hall is taking non perishable items. No clothes please.

Jackson County: NEEDS: Ebenezer Baptist Church in Bryant needs – Yard tools (rakes, shovels, axes), chainsaw oil, gasoline in cans, small charcoal grills, charcoal, personal items (blankets, pillows, towels, washcloths, toilet paper), flashlights, batteries, cleaning supplies (dish towels, bleach, washing powders, dishwashing detergent, Clorox wipes, paper towels), First Aid items, chapstick, food (canned drinks, cereal, poptarts, crackers, canned food, peanut butter, jelly, snacks), Gatorade/Powerade, and to-go boxes for food.

Jackson County: NEED: Flat Rock Community Center needs Non perishable food items (food bank was really low); Baby items(formula, baby food, baby blankets, diapers); Practical items (hygiene products, etc)

Jackson County: Pisgah, AL is in need of Blankets, tarps, non perishables, paper goods, medical supplies, and sanitizers (dusk to dawn curfew) Can contact Mayor Chris Wood (256) 605-3049

Kimball Church of Christ, just across the state line from Bridgeport is collecting necessary items for victims in Bridgeport and the Long Island area. They also have a lot of clothing available for those who need it. Call 423-837-8594.

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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SHELTERS:

Jackson County

Jackson County Courthouse
256-574-9200

Flat Rock Community Center
Stacey Evans 256-899-6990
Susan Wright 256-657-8598

DeKalb County- The Children's Place in Fort Payne is providing showers and washers and dryers for those who need them and who were affected by the storm.

Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville
256-638-7372

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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SERVICES:

The Red Cross will have 11 trucks traveling throughout the affected areas. Those trucks will be carrying food, water and snacks. If you need Red Cross assistance please call 256-845-0202.

Jackson County: Dutton Volunteer Fire Dept located off County Road 47 & Hwy 71 in Dutton has cots, blankets, food & water. Chief Terry Pique 256-599-2574

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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COMMAND CENTERS

Jackson County Command Center is at Andover Togs on County Road 58 in Pisgah.

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DO NOT CUT DOWNED PHONE LINES
Even on the ground, these lines are working and providing necessary communications throughout the area.

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Report downed power lines that are blocking vehicles to
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative - 256-638-2153
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative - 256-638-2144.

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS

Fort Payne
1906 Glenn Blvd
Fort Payne, AL
256-845-3513

Blood Assurance pleads to anyone able to get to a blood center or bloodmobile to do so immediately.

 

 

 

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