The Salvation Army, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division are preparing to respond to areas affected by Tropical Storm Danielle. With widespread rain and spin up tornado’s possible, The Salvation Army has placed all disaster units on alert for possible response.
Mobile feeding units will be prepared to serve hot meals, snacks and hydration in the event of flooding and power outages.
This system is currently tracking northwest at a forward speed of 10 mph. TD 5 is forecast to track northwestward right up to landfall first in southeast Louisiana on Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening and then a second landfall in southwest Mississippi late Thursday night. This system is anticipated to slow dramatically as it nears the coast on Thursday as a weakness in a ridge of high pressure forms along the central Gulf coast. Many of the hurricane track models have shifted east overnight and are forecasting a landfall on the Mississippi or Alabama coastlines on Thursday evening; therefore, if this trend continues, the forecast track may need to be shifted a little further east.
“The Salvation army is prepared to respond if needed,” stated Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army in the ALM Division. “Once the storm passes we should have a clearer picture of our response.”
Salvation Army disaster work is one of the many ways The Salvation Army addresses human suffering and need in communities across the region. To help with The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response to Tropical Storm Danielle, you can call 1-800-Sal-Army (1-800-725-2769) or log on to www.salvationarmyusa.org and make a monetary donation.