Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Deployed to Site of Severe Tornado Activity
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is actively involved in responding to severe tornado activity in Mississippi. Two mobile feeding units (canteens) from Jackson, Mississippi have been deployed; one to Eagle Lake and another to Yazoo City, MS. Local authorities are reporting 20 to 30 homes impacted in Eagle Lake and at least that many in Yazoo City where search and rescue operations are underway. There are reports of injuries and possible fatalities in Yazoo City. Salvation Army personnel are offering food, drinks and emotional & spiritual care.
Additional damage is being reported throughout the state of MS. The Laurel and Columbus canteens are standing by.
Mr. Bill Feist, ALM Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director is at the MS Emergency Operations Center. Mr. Mark Jones, the ALM Divisional PIO, is on-site in Yazoo City.
This situation continues to develop as storms move through the southeast and damage assessment is conducted.