NORFOLK, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern said it is supporting relief efforts in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, three of the states hardest hit by severe storms earlier this week.
"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at NS are with our employees, neighbors, and business partners who have been affected by these terrible storms," said CEO Wick Moorman. "Weather may be unpredictable, but what is certain is that in its wake all of us will pull together to recover and rebuild."
Norfolk Southern's contributions will include $100,000 to the American Red Cross in each of the three states, free rail transportation for movement of certain critical response supplies, and zero-interest loans for employees who suffered property damage.
Norfolk Southern has 3,600 employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee and operates over 2,400 miles of railroad there.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.
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