Memphis Shelter Opening Following Early Morning Storms
Storms that struck the Memphis area early this morning left several without power and needing shelter. At first report, there are 144 displaced residents with 67 people indicating they need shelter from Cotton Wood Apartment Complex.
The American Red Cross and emergency officials are setting up an emergency shelter to be opened today. Red Cross volunteers are busy loading the Emergency Response Vehicles for mobile operations and shelter teams are on the move to open one confirmed shelter at Marian Hale Community Center, located at 4791 Willow Road, in Memphis.
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