Powers Fire & Rescue hosts relief drive for tornado victims

Powers Fire & Rescue hosts relief drive for tornado victims
Dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed by three tornadoes last week. (Photo source: Powers Fire & Rescue)

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Powers Fire and Rescue will be holding a tornado relief supplies drive residents in Morton and Scott County who were impacted by tornadoes last Thursday.

Dozens of homes were damaged and nearly a dozen were completely destroyed by a an EF-2 torndo and two EF-1 tornadoes.

You can drop off supplies at the relief supplies trailer at B&C Mobile Homes located at 1513 U.S. Highway 84 East from Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, April 26.

Needed items include:

  • Bottled water and sports drinks
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins)
  • Disposable paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Baby food, formula and diapers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Manual can openers
  • First aid supplies
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Plastic buckets, garbage bags & gloves for salvage and clean up
  • Tools such as rakes, saws, hammers, crow bars, etc. for salvage and clean up
  • Pet food particularly for dogs and cats

Donated supplies will be delivered to Morton on Saturday using a truck and trailer provided by Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

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