The American Red Cross placed volunteers on standby prior to this week’s snow storm. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk to manager Clayton Kennedy:
A handful of individuals assisted as the situation deteriorated across the state. “We opened shelters in the communities of Columbia, Fulton, and Marshall,” said Kennedy, “People did spend nights there due to a loss of power at their own homes.”
According to the official, they were also asked to step in during other emergency events caused by the weather. “We had a number of responses to individual families, “said Kennedy, “Often times when we lose power people turn to alternative heating methods and there are accidents. We helped with a number of those cases this week, as well.”
The agency first went on alert prior to the snow storm during the week prior.