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Red Cross Assisting Tornado Victims in Canton, Emory

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    The American Red Cross has set up two locations for those affected by Saturday’s storm: one at the First Methodist Church Life Center in Canton and a second at the Emory City Center in Emory. (Published Sunday, April 30, 2017)

    The American Red Cross has set up two locations for those affected by Saturday’s storm: one at the First Methodist Church Life Center in Canton and a second at the Emory City Center in Emory.

    “This is a traumatic event, and being able to be here and hear their stories and to offer them a drink and a warm blanket…it means the world to somebody who just lost everything,” said Clark Elerson, with the American Red Cross.

    Patrick Watson was at the Canton shelter location on Sunday. He told NBC 5 that he has been without power since Saturday afternoon.

    “We realize that our food that we do have is fixing to spoil, so we don’t have any food,” Watson said.

    Canton Tornado on the Ground

    [NATL-DFW] Canton Tornado on the Ground

    Texas Thunder Truck captured a tornado on the ground in Canton on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

    (Published Saturday, April 29, 2017)

    He was just one of the people seeking help at the shelter after the storm.

    “It means a great deal to me, because it gives us somewhere to go and it gives us hope. It gives us an awful lot of hope…” he said.

    Red Cross Shelter Locations

    First Methodist Church Life Center
    600 South Buffalo, Canton

    Emory City Center
    735 North Texas St., Emory

    People can report a lost or found animal using the Facebook page of Nicholas Pet Haven. The shelter was set up at the Home Store located at 1190 S Trade Days Boulevard, in Canton.

    Cars Flipped, Trees Splintered in Canton

    [NATL-DFW] Cars Flipped, Trees Splintered in Canton

    Cars were flipped by a tornado in Canton, Texas, on Saturday afternoon.

    (Published Saturday, April 29, 2017)

    Where to Drop Off Supplies

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked for all donations of water and other supplies to be dropped off at the Canton Fire Department substation at 600 Industrial Boulevard.


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