Calhoun County Severe Storms Overview and Recovery Update

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January 13, 2020
The Calhoun County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) group is active and
providing assistance to all who need help recovering from Saturday’s severe storms. If you are in need
of assistance please call 2-1-1.
By calling 2-1-1, citizens will have direct access to available resources that will help in recovery efforts.
Calhoun County VOAD can provide assistance with debris cleanup that occurred during storms on
Saturday, January 11, 2020, and more through various means of recovery support. To meet with a
Calhoun County VOAD member you can stop by the Disaster Relief Center located at the East Central
Alabama United Way 1505 Wilmer Ave, Anniston, AL 36201. Thier office ours are Monday- Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The American Red Cross has conducted a damage assessment of Calhoun County. Based on their
evaluation criteria, they have reported:
- 3 affected homes
- 2 minor damaged homes
- 1 major damaged home
- 1 destroyed home
There still remains a few locations that have trees entangled in powerlines that are blocking the
roadway. The Calhoun County Highway Department and Alabama Power are working to get these
locations cleared.
Currently, Alabama Power Company reports that there are approximately 1,200 residents without power
in Calhoun County.
Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency continues to coordinate with local relief agencies to
ensure a full recovery. For more information about relief assistance visit:
http://www.calhounema.org/emergency-disaster-assistance.

Calhoun County EMA will has someone available for interviews through 1:30 PM, today, January 13th.
Contact:
Myles Chamblee, Public Information Officer
256-435-0540

1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201

PHONE: (256) 237-3536
FAX: (256) 237-0126

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