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Red Cross Sets Up Operations Headquarters

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By Nick Beres 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The size and scope of the damage left in the mid-state floods has led Red Cross to set up a Disaster Relief Operations Headquarters. 

The Red Cross ranks disasters on a scale of one to seven. Katrina ranked a seven. The mid-state floods ranked a four or five. That's big enough to merit such a large command center because of the extreme need by flood victims. 

"The Red Cross looks at needs like food, shelter, clothing," said Joel Sullivan, chief executive with mid-state Red Cross. 

HCA-Tristar donated the office space at the Skyline Medical Center campus in Madison. The headquarters will handle logistics for the thousands of people in need. 
American Red Cross

To date there have been 32 shelters in Middle Tennessee that have hosted 2,055 flood victims. The Red Cross has also served an estimated 14,000 meals. 

The command center is staffed by 80 Red Cross volunteers, and 700 other volunteers are working out in the field.


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