Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NS helping Hurricane Matthew victims

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Norfolk Southern is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts across five Southeastern states.

Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains and flooding across NS’s service territory in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. More than 13,000 people in those states sought shelter in Red Cross and community evacuation shelters as the storm moved up the coast. NS employs 9,500 railroaders in the five states and operates more than 5,000 miles of railroad there.

“Many of our Norfolk Southern employees and facilities are located in these affected areas, and Red Cross recovery efforts are timely, effective, and vital,” said NS Chairman, President and CEO James A. Squires. “We want our employees, customers, and community neighbors to know that Norfolk Southern is there to help where it’s needed most.”

NS said its train operations have mostly returned to normal since the storm moved up the Southeast coast.

 

 

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