Alabama Red Cross deploys to Florida to help as Hurricane Ian moves through

9/29/2022 7:30:00 AM

Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida as a Category 4 storm and thousands of Red Cross employees and volunteers have been deployed to help.

Hurricane Ian, Florida

Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida as a Category 4 storm and thousands of Red Cross employees and volunteers have been deployed to help.

Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida as a Category 4 storm and thousands of Red Cross employees and volunteers have been deployed to help.

He, and the thousands of other employees and volunteers, were very busy doing last minute preparations before they had to stop and shelter in place.They all want to be sure they’re ready to hit the ground running to help people immediately following the storm.

Brown said he spent the morning communicating with municipalities anticipating what their immediate needs will be.Trained volunteers were gassing up emergency response vehicles and stocking them with cots, blankets, food and water, and other supplies.

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He, and the thousands of other employees and volunteers, were very busy doing last minute preparations before they had to stop and shelter in place. They all want to be sure they’re ready to hit the ground running to help people immediately following the storm. Cuba's Electric Union said in a statement that work is being done to gradually restore service to the country's 11 million people between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Brown said he spent the morning communicating with municipalities anticipating what their immediate needs will be. Wednesday and hurricane-force winds were expected in Florida well in advance of the storm's eyewall moving inland, the Miami-based NHC center said. Trained volunteers were gassing up emergency response vehicles and stocking them with cots, blankets, food and water, and other supplies. A classic American car drives past utility poles tilted by Hurricane Ian in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. They were also getting to their safe places so they can be ready and rested to offer mental health counseling and spiritual care. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Forecasters say Hurricane Ian has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm as it approaches Florida's west coast.

Brown has been with the Red Cross for 18 years and said he’s been deployed to at least 70 disasters, but he’s still amazed at the service the Red Cross provides. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) Ramon Espinosa The owner of the premier Finca Robaina cigar producer posted photos on social media of wood-and-thatch roofs smashed to the ground, greenhouses in rubble and wagons overturned."In some areas there will be catastrophic flooding and life threatening storm surge. “The main needs that we provide are sheltering, feeding, and again, the mental health counseling and spiritual care. We do disaster emergency supplies like tarps, rakes, gloves, shovels, clean up kits, comfort kits, toiletries and so on all the things that family needs. Local government station TelePinar reported heavy damage at the main hospital in Pinar del Rio city, tweeting photos of collapsed ceilings and toppled trees. Our workforce is typically 90% volunteers and to watch them at work…they deploy for two weeks 18 days away from their families and do great work and it’s inspiring,” Brown said. DeSantis urged people to prepare for extended power outages, and to get out of the storm's potential path. Brown said the Red Cross prepares for disasters all year long, and right now they have enough materials to shelter 60,000 people following this storm.m.m.

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