Photos: February Winter Storm

February 2, 2011

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Disaster Alert: Winter Storms in Rhode Island, Texas, and Connecticut

January 13, 2011

Disaster Alert

Rhode Island – A winter storm dumped several inches of snow over much of the state leaving many residents without power. The State Emergency Operations Center is open.

The Emergency Operations Center is staffed with a Red Cross liaison. The Rhode Island Chapter is monitoring the situation and is ready to respond as needed.

Texas – A winter storm hit some parts of the state over the past few days.

The East Texas Piney Woods Chapter is supporting one open shelter and has four shelters on standby.

Connecticut – A winter storm dumped several inches of snow over much of the state causing power outages in many areas. The State Emergency Operations Center is open.

The Connecticut Chapter has identified a leadership team and volunteers are on standby. They are monitoring the situation and are ready to respond as needed.


Disaster Alert: Winter Storms/Flooding in Arizona and South Dakota

January 25, 2010

Disaster Alert

Arizona – A winter storm and flooding affected several counties throughout the state and caused power outages to thousands of local residents on Saturday. Hundreds of residents evacuated from their homes. The Governor issued a State of Emergency for 10 counties. The Grand Canyon Chapter deployed a Disaster Action Team (DAT), opened 4 shelters and provided Mass Care (MC) for shelter residents.

South Dakota – A winter storm that affected many areas throughout the state caused power outages to thousands of residents on Friday and Saturday. The Black Hills Area Chapter deployed a DAT, opened a shelter, provided MC and bulk distribution for the affected-area residents. All other chapters stand ready to provide assistance as needed to affected-area residents.


Power Outages in Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, and New Mexico

December 10, 2009

Disaster Alert

Tennessee – High winds caused widespread power outages in Sullivan County on Wednesday. The ARC of Northeast Tennessee Chapter deployed a Disaster Action Team (DAT), opened a shelter, placed another on stand-by and provided Mass Care (MC) for shelter residents.

Vermont – Winter storms caused widespread power outages to thousands of homes throughout the state on Wednesday and prompted the evacuations of affected-area residents. The Northern Vermont Chapter, Green Mountain Chapter, and Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley Chapter deployed DATs, opened a shelter, placed another on standby and provided Mass Care (MC) for shelter residents.

South Carolina – Rain and high winds damaged homes and knocked down trees that caused power outages to thousands of homes throughout Greenwood and Laurens County on Wednesday. Evacuations and injuries reported. The ARC of Upstate South Carolina deployed DAT, and provided disaster victims with individual assistance.

New Mexico – Winter storms caused widespread power outages in Cloudcroft and Alamogordo. Local Emergency Management (EM) opened shelter. The Southwestern New Mexico Chapter is supporting shelter with Mass Care (MC) items.


Disaster Alert: East Coast Winter Storms

March 2, 2009

Disaster Alert

Winter Storms: From Georgia to New York A large winter storm with snow and winds blanketed the east coast and caused some power outages and poor road conditions.

Chapters along the east coast are in touch with local authorities to assess the need for shelters, warming centers, and food distribution.


Disaster Alert: Tornadoes in South-Central Alabama

March 2, 2009

Disaster Alert

Alabama - Several tornadoes touched down on Saturday and damaged several homes, turned over vehicles, and caused power outages and flooding throughout the south-central portion of the state. The affected areas were affected by snow storms on Sunday.

The chapters opened a warming site for affected area residents to warm up and eat snacks. They also provided mobile feeding, going door to door offering food to residents.

Chapters Responding:

Stay Safe, be informed:

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Tornado safety checklist


Handout: Winter Storms Safety Checklist

March 1, 2009
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Originally published on 2/2/09. Re-posted on 3/1/09.

Winter Storms and Tornadoes: Shelter Update

February 13, 2009

shelterinfoNumbers are changing throughout the day as communications are restored and better numbers are called in. As ice melts people are  able to leave their homes and go to a warming center or a place for a hot meal.

Please Note: This information does not include the shelter that was opened last night in Buffalo, New York.

  • Total American Red Cross Managed and Partner shelters: 6
  • Total population of American Red Cross Managed and Partner shelters: 73

Please see the breakdown below.

Kentucky 01/09 Ice Storms

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 5
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 63

Oklahoma 2/09 Tornadoes

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 1
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 10

Winter Storms: Shelter Update

February 6, 2009

shelterinfoNumbers are changing throughout the day as communications are restored and better numbers are called in. Also, as ice melts people are now able to leave their homes and go to a warming center or a place for a hot meal.

  • Total American Red Cross Managed and Partner shelters: 40
  • Total population of American Red Cross Managed and Partner shelters: 1026

Please see the breakdown below.

Florida 02/09 Cold Weather

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 4
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 187

Kentucky 01/09 Ice Storms

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 20
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 507

Arkansas 01/09 Ice Storms

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 10
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 162

So. Missouri 01/09 Ice Storms

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 4
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 160

Indiana 01/09 Cold Weather

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 1
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 0

Oklahoma 01/09 Ice Storm

  • Total number of ARC Managed and Partner Shelters: 1
  • Total Occupants at Midnight: 10

Winter Storms: Shelters and Feeding Centers in Arkansas

February 6, 2009

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These locations are subject to change. We strongly recommend that anybody in need of Red Cross assistance call 1-800-RED-CROSS to confirm this information before heading to a shelter of feeding center.

Red Cross shelters are located at:

• Blytheville First United Methodist Church
• Parker Park Center Jonesboro
• Ash Flat Church of Christ
• Paragould First Baptist Church
• Melbourne Church of Christ
• Springdale Youth Center
• Harrison Armory
• Eastside Baptist Church, Mountain Home

Current Red Cross feeding locations include:
• Manila Community Center
• Caraway Senior Citizen Center
• Horseshoe Bend Mary of the Mount Catholic Church
• Rector Community Center
• Tracy Fire Department
• Cotter Fire Department
• Lone Star Fire Department
• Bedford Fire Department
• Promise Fire Department
• Yellville American Legion Hut
• Jasper City Hall
• Bull Shoals City Hall
• Newton City Hall
• Berryville City Hall

Contact for Arkansas Red Cross Chapters:
The American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas – 501-748-1004
The American Red Cross of Northeast Arkansas – 870-763-4461 or 870-932-3212.
The American Red Cross of Northwest Arkansas – 479-306-4688

For more information about how you can prepare for a variety of winter weather-related disasters including winter and ice storms, power outages and visit www.redcross.org.


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