Family still in shelter after Irma damages home

GENEVA, Ala. (WTVY) — One Geneva County family was forced to relocate after Irma came through the Wiregrass.

A home on County Road 60 lost its roof yesterday morning from strong winds. The Red Cross was too busy and called on the Geneva County EMA to assist the family.

The EMA was able to get the family to a shelter in Slocomb.

There were some minor damages across the county, but EMA director Misty Wise says Geneva County was spared.

"The community came together. When we set curfews and everyone abided by everything we asked them to do,” said Wise. “The whole community stood by each other and I really do appreciate that."

Wise says if you live in Geneva County and had significant repairable damage that was not reported through 9-1-1; contact the EMA at (334) 684-5677. If no one answers, leave a message with a brief summary of the damage and your address.