By Thursday, the death toll in the Georgia floods was up to 10 people. Various organizations, like FEMA and the American Red Cross, deployed to the site of the floods to assist thousands of people who evacuated their homes.
The Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross was one of those local organizations from South Carolina that helped these citizens evacuated from their homes due to the flooding. Greg Talmadge of Kicks 101.5 in Atlanta has seen the influx of assistance from all over. He told a SCRN Charleston affiliate, WTMA, the city has an overwhelming amount of support.
“We appreciate Charleston helping out, and any other city in the Southeast. The outpouring of people when I was at the shelter yesterday at the Red Cross, people were bringing goods, diapers, formulas, and anything else to help out. It looked like a mini-Katrina from the size, but nothing quite as large as that. You see the people, their houses just swept away, just literally, cars just swept away. So, for 24 to 48 hours it was a crisis situation in a lot of areas in the city of Atlanta,” says Talmadge.
Now, the interstates have been re-opened in most areas of the city, but many are still stuck in shelters, waiting to move back into what’s left of their homes. The Lowcountry Red Cross team left Wednesday morning to head to Georgia.