Storm Recovery Center Opening to Assist Victims

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2019

On the morning of October 21, 2019, severe weather made its way through the Mid-South. An EF-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 105 miles per hour caused significant damage to buildings and businesses.

The Shelby County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Office, in conjunction with the City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross Mid-South Chapter will open a Multiagency Resource Center at Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 4450 Knight Arnold Road, to better assist citizens who were impacted by the storm. Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Shelby County Division of Community Services, Memphis Housing and Community Development, the American Red Cross Mid-South, along with other community agencies will be on site to assist those in need.

The Multiagency Resource Center hours of operation are as follows:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday, October 24th
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday, October 25th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Saturday, October 26th

In addition to the Multiagency Resource Center, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter operating twenty-four (24) hours a day at the Marion Hale Community Center located at 4791 Willow Road for citizens who have been displaced. The Salvation Army is supporting the operation of the shelter.

To report storm damage, please go to or go to and complete the Shelby County Storm Damage Reporting Form. Any citizen needing additional information can call the Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office at 901-222-6700 or 311.

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