While the southern edge of the storm is still in
"We're preparing for a large response across several states, opening dozens of shelters to make sure people have a safe place to stay and food to eat as Hurricane Matthew marches northward," said
DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP Everyone should download the Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available on their mobile device, including emergency weather alerts, safety information and shelter locations.
HAVE A DISASTER KIT Include a gallon of water per person - enough for three days, a three-day supply of non-perishable food, family and emergency contact information, copies of important papers and a map of the area. More details on what to include are available here.
HURRICANE SAFETY People living in the path of the hurricane should listen to local officials and obey any evacuation orders. Other safety steps include:
- Know your evacuation route.
- Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind.
- Close doors, windows and hurricane shutters. If someone doesn't have shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.
- Fill the car's gas tank.
- Avoid flooded roads and bridges. Turn around, don't drown.
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD Hurricane Matthew has already forced the cancellation of about a dozen
In addition to blood drive cancellations, the
MAKE A DONATION The work of the American Red Cross starts long before a hurricane makes landfall in
Help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, floods and countless other crises by making a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the
CORPORATIONS HELP The generous donations from members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and the Disaster Responder Program enable the
Disaster Responder Program members are: Alcoa; Almost Family;
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