American Red Cross Responds to Floods and Tornadoes in Central United States
Relief efforts underway throughout Midwest, but also in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Storms and heavy rainfall
have caused serious flash flooding in already saturated areas of the
central United States. In response, the American Red Cross has mobilized
Tennessee Tornadoes Spur Senior Move Managers to Aid Elderly in Crisis
New mapping tool powered by SNAPforSeniors(R) helps members quickly
locate safe housing
CLARENDON HILLS, Ill., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's
deadliest rash of tornadoes
in more than 20 years destroyed some 1,000
homes and killed at least 31 people in Tennessee Tuesday nigh...
American Red Cross Responds to Tornadoes in the Southeast
Members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program Provide
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Severe weather and
tornadoes ripped through the South Tuesday night resulting in significant
damage to communities in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and
Generous Donors Allow Red Cross to Respond Swiftly and Effectively to Southeastern Virginia Tornadoes
Costs of Response Essentially Met but Donations Still Needed to Prepare
for Future Disasters Especially on the Eve of Hurricane Season
WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross
today announced that it has met the expected costs of the Southeastern
Nationwide Foundation Donates $1.7 Million to American Red Cross for Disaster Preparedness and Response and Increased Blood Collections
...on several Red Cross chapter boards. As recently as last week, the Nationwide Foundation partnered with the Red Cross to provide relief for victims of tornadoes
The distribution of the $1.7 million Nationwide Foundation grant includes support for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund...
SHOWUSA Launches: New Website Showcases Animated Maps of U.S. Facts and Figures
... site's creator, Desmond Spruijt. "The most people killed last year by tornadoes
were in Florida. It makes you wonder why it wasn't in the Midwest, where our tornadoes
map shows the most storms. It turns out states like Oklahoma have better w...
VSP Program Provides Over $1.8 Million in Aid in 2008
...table eyecare such as eye exams and replacement eyewear to those affected by Hurricane Ike in Texas and MRT support and supplies for the Super Tuesday tornadoes
which ravaged Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. The mobile clinic and VSP eye doctors also provided relief and eyecare to fire c...
Nature's Fury Makes South Most Dangerous Area in U.S.
... are sometimes done in by extreme summer heat. In the mountain states, cold and flooding account for most of the natural-hazard deaths, and floods and tornadoes
top the list as the greatest threats in the south-central U.S.
Cutter and Borden found that, overall, extreme heat remains the leading cause of dea...
Red Cross Announces Top Five Disaster Responses of 2008
...e Gustav, Hurricane Ike, Midwest Flooding, Indiana tornadoes
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswir...urricane Ike, the flooding in the Midwest, and the tornadoes
which devastated Indiana.
Weather playe...in many people's lives in 2008. A record number of tornadoes
destroyed homes and memories. The worst flooding ...
Red Cross Advises Evacuees to Stay Put Until Conditions Are Safe
It is still hazardous to return to many areas, as Gustav has caused
flooding and massive power outages, as well as downed power lines and
are also possible in the wake of the storm.
For residents still in the path of Tropical Depression Gustav who are
experiencing power outages, the Re...
Kansas Delegation Defends NBAF, Refutes Washington Post
...county in Texas that competed for the lab has more than double the tornado touchdowns than Riley County, Kansas; and Texas is the number one state for tornadoes
and number two for hurricanes.
"Texas politics should not interfere with the ability of the United States to aggressively protect plant and a...
Tornadoes put technology to work
... nothing that could have been done to avert the 26 tornadoes
that swept through Wisconsin last Thursday. But th...up efforts are vastly improved.
The 26 F3-grade tornadoes
that swept through the south central and western parts of the state set a record for the number of tornadoes
here in one day and, undoubtedly, took many people...
Keeping Wisconsin supplied with energy won't get any easier
... Madison, Wis. -- We take it for granted the lights will always be on in Wisconsin. Sure, we know tornadoes
and ice storms can temporarily bring down power lines and interrupt electrical service to our homes and businesses. But most of us believe affordable ...