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Fires and Floods Lead the List of Largest Red Cross Disaster Responses
Date:12/19/2007

Home Fires account for 93 percent of all Red Cross disaster efforts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a year predicted to be heavy with hurricanes, home fires, wildfires and flooding kept the Red Cross busy helping people whose lives were changed by disasters. Excessive rain in some portions of the country, severe drought in other areas and a lack of major hurricanes changed the traditional disaster response landscape for the American Red Cross in a year that called for more than 230 large scale disaster responses.

While the California Wildfires and major flooding captured public attention, the majority of disaster relief operations were coordinated by Red Cross chapters responding locally to more than 70,000 community disasters, most of which were home fires. In fact, home fires account for approximately 93 percent of all Red Cross disaster responses in 2007, and that category leads the compilation of the five largest disasters.

The top five American Red Cross disaster responses for 2007 are:

1. Home Fires -- single family, multiple-family fires

(continually)

2. Southern California Wildfires (October 2007)

3. North Texas and Midwest Floods (Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma,

June 2007)

4. New England Nor'easter (New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts,

New Hampshire, April 2007)

5. Midwest floods (Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Oklahoma,

August 2007)

This ranking was calculated based on the number of families served by the Red Cross, the aggregate amount of services provided (including food and shelter) and the cost to the Red Cross.

"While the hurricane season proved to be less eventful than normal, this year showed that disasters can strike anywhere around the nation, not just coastal communities," said Joe Becker, senior vice president, disaster response. "That's why it's important for families and individuals to hav
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