Red Cross Shelter in Long Island

February 8, 2013

VIDEO: Hunkering Down for the Blizzard

February 8, 2013

Red Cross Opens Shelter on Martha’s Vineyard

February 8, 2013

The Red Cross is operating a shelter now open on Martha’s Vineyard at the Tisbury Elementary.

The address is 40 W William Street, Vineyard Haven.

This brings the total number of shelters with Red Cross volunteers up to four: Nauset, Sandwich and Yarmouth opened earlier today.

Please note there is a public-facing app for shelters you can see on your desktop at http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/#, or you can download the shelter app on iTunes or GooglePlay.


Greater New York: Ready for the Storm

February 8, 2013

Eastern Massachusetts Supporting Three Shelters

February 8, 2013

BARNSTABLE, MA – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013. Based on the most recent storm forecast, the REPC announces the following Cape Cod regional shelters will be opened on Friday afternoon, February 8, 2013, at 3 p.m.

Sandwich High School Shelter: 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich
Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes

Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School Regional Shelter: 210 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth

Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes

Nauset Regional High School Shelter: 100 Cable Road, Eastham

Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes


PRESS RELEASE: American Red Cross Opening Shelters in FL as Isaac Moves North

August 26, 2012

People in Other Gulf Coast States Urged to Prepare for Storm

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2012 —As Tropical Storm Isaac marches north, the American Red Cross opened shelters in Florida today and is prepared for widespread flooding and sheltering a large number of people throughout the state.

“The Red Cross is helping people in Florida who are being affected by the storm, and we urge those throughout the state and the Gulf Coast region who are in Isaac’s projected path to take preparedness steps now,” said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of disaster services. “The Red Cross is preparing for what could be a large disaster response across multiple states over the next several weeks.”

The Red Cross has deployed more than 1,000 disaster workers throughout Florida and has materials and supplies positioned for use, including pre-stocking 30,000 ready-to-eat meals in Florida and two mobile kitchens sent to the state.

With Isaac’s effects already being felt in parts of the state, people in Florida should stay informed on the storm’s progress from the National Weather Service. As the storm approaches, people should be prepared to evacuate if directed to do so by authorities.

As of noon, the Red Cross has nearly 20 shelters already open in Florida and is poised to open more as necessary. If someone needs to find a Red Cross shelter, they can download the Red Cross Hurricane app, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or check their local television, radio and newspaper.

It’s also important to stay in touch with family and friends, and the Red Cross Safe and Well website is a secure and easy-to-use online tool that helps families connect during emergencies. To register, visit http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). This site also connects with the Twitter and Facebook accounts of users.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross also is mobilizing disaster workers, emergency vehicles, mobile kitchens and relief supplies to Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi as Isaac is expected to move into that area in the next few days. The Red Cross is urging residents in areas that could be affected by the storm to be preparing now.

Isaac is expected to cause serious flooding throughout the region, and people can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.


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August 26, 2012

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