Center established for Indiana tornado volunteers


A volunteer coordination center is being established for those who want to help out in the tornado-devastated communities of southern Indiana.

Emergency management officials say they will open the center in downtown Jeffersonville on Monday.

State police Sgt. Jerry Goodin says anyone wanting to volunteer is being asked to register at the center, where they will be given specific tasks to do in places like the hard-hit towns of Henryville and Marysville.

Goodin says utility crews are working to eliminate the danger posed by downed electrical lines and leaking natural gas lines. He says that will make it safer for non-trained volunteers to work in those communities.

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