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Salvation Army on standby for flood victims

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- Local volunteers with the Salvation Army are on standby as waters from Tropical Storm Lee continue to rise.

Volunteers spent most of Monday night serving meals to evacuees in Catoosa County. Tuesday morning shelters in Bradley and Catoosa counties closed, but the organization's mobile kitchen is prepared to serve those where there is the most need.

Tuesday, volunteers will deliver flood kits to residents of Battlewood Apartments in Fort Oglethorpe, who were displaced by flood waters.

The Cleveland Salvation Army headquarters at 437 Inman Street suffered minor flood damage before nearly twenty volunteers arrived to move furniture and stack sandbags.

At least, 32,000 homes in Hamilton County were affected by Tropical Storm Lee as it dropped eleven inches of rain on the area causing closed roads, falling trees and power outages.

The Salvation Army is prepared to partner with the local Red Cross chapter, should the Brainerd Recreation Center be needed to house evacuees.  

The Chattanooga Salvation Army is holding disaster response training classes September 12th -14th at the Chattanoogan Hotel.  All those interested in this free training may call for more information at 423-756-1023 or visit the official website.  

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