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Tag Archives: Disaster
By Robert Kramel, American Red Cross Volunteer My wife and I move around the country a lot, it happens about every two years. We have done this since the start of our marriage seven years ago. Even while moving … Continue reading
By Valerie Moses Last week, as each crash of thunder resonated outside, I huddled inside my dorm room with no idea of what to do next. I had walked across campus through rain before, but with the weather this severe, … Continue reading
By Valerie Moses At the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region, there is never a dull moment. When disaster strikes, staff and volunteers must be prepared to provide relief and support to the affected families, and so no two days are … Continue reading
When Melissa Perez, the Mid-Florida Region Space Coast Deputy Disaster, realized there was a shortage of trained disaster volunteers at the Chapter, she organized a “Blitz Training weekend.” The concentrated three day training event, the first of its kind to … Continue reading
Mid-Florida Region Sends First Volunteer to Texas Ahead of Alex More volunteers could be deployed in the coming days. (Winter Haven) June 30, 2010 – As Hurricane Alex churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward south Texas and Mexico, the … Continue reading
In anticipation of landfall of Hurricane Alex, the American Red Cross has deployed workers, prepared shelters, and moved Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) into the south of Texas. The storm is expected to make landfall in Mexico early Thursday morning south … Continue reading
Every year when hurricane season arrives I begin to look in my pantry and consider – do I have everything I need for hurricane season? I usually have some items which means yes, I have to hit up my local … Continue reading
It’s hurricane season again. Do you know how many storms we’ll have? Me neither. Forecasters have predicted 15 named storms and eight hurricanes, at least four of them major. Some people say it sounds like 2004. Some say it sounds … Continue reading
If you had just moved to Florida, would you know about what kinds of disasters affect residents here? Would you know how to prepare your home and your neighborhood? Would you be ready to help by responding to the needs … Continue reading