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Local organizations prep for Tropical Storm Barry

July 12, 2019

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 6:54 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2019 9:28 AM

Speech to Text for Local organizations prep for Tropical Storm Barry

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tropical storm barry headed toward the coast non profit organizations here in tupelo are preparing in case they have to jump into action. where ever it's bad we'll be there." residents on the coast are stacking sand bags and preparing for possible flooding with barry churning in the gulf. meanwhile the salvation army is keeping a close eye on the storm having to cut summer camp short due to the growing threat. "because we know that we may be on call and have a presence in the different areas that are going to be affected." with newly renovated areas in the facility, in case of emergency, the salvation army tells wtva they have a place for people to come. "we can be that back up sheltering if needed." however if the need here in tupelo is not urgent the salvation army tells wtva that will take their efforts to where it is. "if there's not a immediate local need then we will respond to wherever else the greatest need is in the region." and the tupelo based disaster relief eight days of hope is also ready for whatever tropical storm barry will bring. "we see this hurricane coming towards the coast of louisiana and we have to respond." eight days of hope rapid response manager, chris chiles, tells wtva they are loading trucks and heading to the coast to help those in need. "where ever it's bad we'll be there." both salvation army and eight days of hope are working to make sure if the threat continues to grow, they are able to help out where they are needed. reporting live in tupelo. erin wilson. wtva 9
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