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For those in storm shelters, future still uncertain

7 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 15 2016 Mar 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 6:34 PM March 15, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

TICKFAW - The Eagle Heights Community Church has been home for about 80 flood victims since Saturday.

For four days, the people who have been staying here have been getting help from church members and Red Cross volunteers. The church gym has been transformed into a shelter with cots and supplies for people to be as comfortable as they can in a stressful situation.

"It's been hard, but they have good spirits," Ducan Freche, a volunteer with the Red Cross, said. "Clothes are coming in, donations are coming in," he said.

Some of the people at the shelter have to figure out their next move since their homes will likely be condemned. Myisha Vaughn's apartment is no longer inhabitable.

"I lost everything," Vaughn said. "I don't know what I'm going to do."

There are no plans to close the shelter yet.


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