Tag Archives: Severe Weather

Disaster Preparedness and College

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

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It’s so much better when you are calm before the storm.

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

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Are you ready for hurricanes? You still have time.

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

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Get In and Get Ready with Community Disaster Assessment Classes

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

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So Fly and So Flip

New Flip Cameras Will Help Connect to and Educate the Public on the Red Cross A new set of Flip cameras, thanks to some generous donors, will help us connect with you and give you more information about the Red … Continue reading

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Give Gifts and Donate to the American Red Cross this year

http://tinyurl.com/ylppkvy (Orlando) Nov. 23, 2009 — It’s tough this year for many families looking at having happy holidays while still trying to make ends meet. The American Red Cross understands this struggle. Every day and night we have people who … Continue reading

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Red Cross volunteers stay busy Coast to Coast with fires

(Daytona Beach) October 26, 2009 – Disaster volunteers stayed busy this past weekend. Not only did volunteers with Florida’s Coast to Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross have two fires in Volusia County, there was another fire in Hernando County … Continue reading

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Information Technology specialist from Mid-Florida Region helping flood relief

( Orlando ) Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 — When Red Cross volunteers go to help people displaced by a hurricane tornado or flood, they need communications technology as much as anyone else. That’s where James Aldridge, an 11-year volunteer with … Continue reading

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Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer Heading to Georgia Floods

(Orlando) Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 — A third volunteer is leaving from the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region to help people overwhelmed by floods in Georgia. Longtime American Red Cross of Central Florida volunteer Laura Riddle will leave her Orlando … Continue reading

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Local Red Cross volunteers are helping Southeast residents cope with a flooding nightmare

(Orlando) — Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 — It is now two weeks since heavy rains flooded areas all across the Southeastern states. Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers and staff, including two from Brevard County, continue providing hope and stability for … Continue reading

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