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Red Cross Responding To Tornado Damage
Updated March 2, 2017 7:27 AM
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(EVANSVILLE) - The American Red Cross is responding to tornado damage caused by storm's in the early morning across multiple counties including; Gibson, Posey, Lawrence, Orange, Dubois and Jefferson.

The Red Cross opened a shelter in Gibson County for 17 people at approximately 2 a.m.CST:

  • Owensville United Methodist Church, 103 S 3rd Street, Owensville, Indiana

"We are committed to supporting residents in affected areas," said Theo Boots, executive director for the American Red Cross Southern Indiana chapter. "We will continue to work with EMA directors, partner agencies and other Red Cross volunteers to make sure people have their basic needs and know that the Red Cross is always there." Individuals affected by the storms are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross Southern Chapter at: (812) 471-7200.

The Indiana Region serves 87 Indiana counties consisting of six Red Cross chapters: Central Indiana (Indianapolis headquarters), Northern Indiana (South Bend headquarters), Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne headquarters), Northwest (Merrillville headquarters), Southern Indiana (Evansville headquarters) and West Central Indiana (Terre Haute headquarters). For more information on the Indiana Region: Follow the Indiana Region at: @INRedCross or

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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