Emergency Disaster Services Bulletin – Red Shield Canteen Deploying to I-85 Bridge Collapse in Atlanta

  • Following a massive fire, a section I-85 Northbound near downtown Atlanta (and not far from S-THQ) has collapsed.  Fortunately, there do not appear to be any injuries.  Unfortunately, I-85 North and South are both closed along with nearby side-streets.
  • At the request of local emergency management, The Salvation Army GEO Division is deploying the Red Shield Atlanta Canteen in support of first responders.  Major Jack Butler and new EDS director Lanita Lloyd are also deploying.  Assessment and emergency operations  are likely to be hindered as severe thunderstorms roll through the area this evening.
  • Due to its proximity to the site, THQ will be closed tomorrow.

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