Resources still available for families impacted by tornado

Resources still available for families impacted by tornado

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - One week after a tornado hit the Parkway Village area of Memphis, hundreds of families are still figuring out what to do next.

Emergency management officials say the Multi-Agency Resource Center at Park Village Christian Church on Knight Arnold Road will remain open through Tuesday to help storm victims.

The center will open on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About 400 families have visited the center, which provides access to organizations that can help with storm recovery, like MIFA and Red Cross.

Latino Memphis is also on hand, since a large portion of those impacted are from the Hispanic community.

Much of the damage was at Cottonwood Apartments. Sixteen buildings there were severely damaged, and families in those buildings have until Wednesday to move out.

Many have gone to a Red Cross shelter at the Marion Hale Community Center, which has been open since Monday.

For more information about the resource center, call the Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office at 901-222-6700 or 311.

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