Navigation Links
Red Cross Getting Ahead of Fay as More Rain Falls Across State
Date:8/19/2008

Florida not out of the woods with Tropical Storm Fay

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Floridians should stay alert as Tropical Storm Fay continues her slow march up the Florida peninsula. The Red Cross is providing food and shelter for affected Florida residents and has more shelters ready in case the massive rain predictions materialize. Fay has left tens of thousands of Florida residents without power and the possibility of flooding and isolated tornadoes is high as the storm pushes northward.

More than 500 disaster relief workers are on the scene, a large majority of them Florida residents who have taken Red Cross training to help their friends and neighbors.

As Fay continues its trip across the state's peninsula, Red Cross shares the following safety tips for when the storm has passed through an area:

-- Keep listening to NOAA Weather Radio or local radio or TV stations for instructions.

-- If you evacuated, return home when local officials tell you it is safe to do so.

-- In case of a power outage, use flashlights in the dark; do not use candles.

-- In case of a power outage, do not open the refrigerator or freezer. An unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold enough for a couple of hours at least. A freezer that is half full will hold for up to 24 hours and a full freezer for 48 hours.

-- If you are using a generator, do not attempt to use it indoors, including inside a garage, carport, basement, crawlspace, or other enclosed area, even with ventilation. Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent CO buildup in the home. Be sure to place the generator away from open windows, doors, or vents leading into your home. Install battery-operated CO alarms in your home. Keep the generator dry. Be sure to turn the generator off and allow it to cool before refueling. Plug appliances directly into the generator, or use a heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cord.

Those seeking more information about assistance or shelter locations should call their local Red Cross chapter or toll free at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

For this response, the American Red Cross is currently relying on the hundreds of volunteers, who are already trained to respond during a disaster. To find out how you can become a trained Red Cross volunteer and assist in future disasters, please call 1-800-RED CROSS.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://www.redcross.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Red Cross
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada
2. S.C. BlueCross Creates Corporate Planning Unit, Promotes Davis to Vice President
3. S.C. BlueCross to Integrate Care Management with Personal Health Record in Real Time
4. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Corrects News Story about Drug Coverage Announcement
6. Independence Blue Cross Makes Music for Members Ears
7. Hundreds of RNs from Across U.S. and World to Join California Nurses Association/NNOC National Convention
8. Sean P. McLaughlin Joins Red Cross as Chief of Operations Support
9. Harvard Researchers Select S.C. BlueCross for National Honor
10. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
11. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Initiatives Recognized for Increasing Patient Safety and Efficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... eRaiser, recently attended the January ECRM Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC, where it ... international reputation for the quality of its beauty and wellness products. At this trade ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... ... is the perfect set of tools for video editors that want to create the illusion ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , Video editors using ProDOF can add realistic ... racking focus from one area into the next. ProDOF comes with 0.5 second, 1.0 ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Phytocéane invites ... isolated from the rest of the world with ZANZIBAR SHOWER GEL. Inspired by the ... key ingredients, Virgin Coconut Oil and moisturizing vegetal coral to create this gentle, crystal-clear ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... Family Dermatology has recently joined their multi-specialty medical group. The dermatology practice ... cosmetic services. , “We’re excited to add this excellent dermatology practice to our ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... In the United States, 20 ... the freedom of recovery, they often feel shame for having struggled with an eating ... (PTSD). In the workshop, “Rising Strong in Life After an Eating Disorder” -- to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017 Report Details ... Which areas are going to grow at the fastest ... 2026, assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects. Our ... the most lucrative areas in the industry and the ... forecasted sales across the all the major categories of ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , Jan. 19, 2017 ... for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult ... patients suffering from chronic gastrointestinal disorders," said Julie Beitz ... in the FDA,s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "With ... select the most appropriate treatment for their condition." ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017 Report Details ... Alzheimer,s ... Leading Companies – our new study reveals trends, R&D ... and events affecting the Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics and diagnostics ... these key questions: - How is the Alzheimer,s disease ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: