Texas Salvation Army Responds to Rio Vista Tornado

April 27, 2015
Joshua Moseley | texaseds_volunteers@uss.salvationarmy.org

Texas Salvation Army Responds to Rio Vista Tornado

Dallas, TX – At approximately 10:29 PM on April 26, 2015, a tornado touched down in Rio Vista causing considerable damage. The Cleburne Fire Chief, who is working with the Rio Vista Fire Department for the tornado response, requested that The Salvation Army provide meals and hydration to the fifty responders from several departments, conducting several operations, around Rio Vista. At approximately 7:00 AM on April 27, 2015, the Cleburne Service Center requested that Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex arrive with a canteen. The Fort Worth Lancaster Corps Canteen and DFW Metroplex Catering Truck arrived, led by Jimmy Stanford, DFW Metroplex Command Emergency Services Manager and Frank and Bera Calvert, to provide donuts, snacks, coffee, water, and other drinks. Elizabeth Aranguren, The Salvation Army Cleburne Service Center Director, also arrived with breakfast burritos, salsa, snacks, and drinks to the responders at the Rio Vista Fire Station. A helicopter damage survey is being conducted and all that has been confirmed so far is structural flood and wind damage.

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