Volunteers for The American Red Cross provide aid for Talbot County residents

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The American Red Cross is proving assistance in Talbot county, offering shelter at central high school.

“There was tremendous damage here and and a couple of other counties across Georgia, our hearts and prayers are certaintly with them,” says Governor Brian Kemp.

With the help from The Salvation Army, many residents came out to get the essentials, such as food, water and blankets. Others, took refuge in the high school gymnasium.

“We had about thirty one folks show up late night and out of that we had fifteen that stayed on our midnight camp,” says Alex Balkum, American Red Cross Disaster Program Manager.

The community is continuing to support each other during their darkest hours. 

“Some of the homes they are in are not going to be able to get fixed in a timely manner and we may fill up with some more people,” says Balkum. 

With so much damage left in the residential areas and debris left in th roadways workers are saying it may take weeks to clear.

“The lights get turned back on it’s a good thing, in the city I was told by the Police Chief we have fourteen trucks coming out from Atlanta to help,” says Balkum.

As time passes by, Red Cross volunteers make the endless effort to give a helping hand.

“Talbotton really got slammed so we’re just happy we have a team that could come over here,” says Balkum.

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