Hurricane Ian: How you can help victims and avoid scams

9/28/2022 9:04:00 PM

Several charities are offering ways to help victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida.

Several charities are offering ways to help victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida.

Several charities are offering ways to help victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida.

to respond to relief efforts as Ian makes its way on land.as storm nears landfall in Florida Published: Sep.Plan & Prepare: Resources to be ready Latest advisory At 11 p.Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn MONTGOMERY, Ala.

The money will be distributed to different organizations that severs people in various communities with disaster response and recovery.Eyewall of Hurricane Ian begins moving onshore in southwest Florida The eyewall of Hurricane Ian began to move on shore around 11:30 a.m.m.9 North, longitude 82.ET Wednesday, as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.com As Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday into Thursday, Alabamians are both heading toward the storm to help victims and animals as others are providing refuge to evacuees in Alabama.Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax-deductible.It’s predicted to be a major hurricane.

Up to 3%, however, no more than $30,000 will be taken from each donation to cover administrative costs, including but not limited to staff salary, indirect costs and credit card and bank transaction fees.“While others are hurrying to get away from the storm, Red Crossers from Alabama are hurrying to be in place BEFORE the storm so that we can be on the ground AFTER the storm ensuring people get the help they need,” the organization said.This general motion with a reduction in forward speed is forecast tonight and Wednesday.RELATED: Here's how the 'Waffle House Index' measures a hurricane's potential impact If you prefer to donate by check, please make your check out to "Volunteer Florida Foundation" and include "Florida Disaster Fund" in the memo line.Checks can be mailed to Volunteer Florida Foundation at 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250, Tallahassee, FL 32308.Meanwhile, the Humane Society of Greater Birmingham is dispatching disaster transport teams to Citrus County, Fla.American Red Cross The American Red Cross has already moved volunteers to Florida to help with any relief efforts.Ian is a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.The non-profit is asking for donations by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief.“Serving is the cornerstone of the GBHS Mission, and in times like this, it is more important than ever to assist our neighbors in need,” said Allison Black Cornelius, CEO of GBHS.They are also ready to house evacuees.

You can visit , call 800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation today.Hurricane Ian: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says storm 'will likely make landfall as cat.Shelter staff in the path of Ian need to take care of their families and evacuate the area but cannot do so until every animal in their facility has a safe place to stay.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).4' Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says Hurricane Ian will 'likely make landfall as category four' hurricane.DeSantis said there will be catastrophic flooding and storm surge in Southwest Florida, specifically from Naples to Sarasota.” In Alabama, Talladega Superspeedway is opening a portion of three campgrounds to evacuees , free of charge, starting 9 a.If you donors specifically want to donate to victims of Hurricane Ian, the Red Cross asks that they write "Hurricane Ian" in the memo line of a check and mail it to their local Red Cross chapter with a completed donation form to the address on the form or to their local Red Cross chapter.Johns River A Tropical Storm Warning in effect for: Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and Matanzas Suwannee River to the Anclote River Flamingo to South Santee River Flamingo to Chokoloskee.They are urging all eligible donors to give blood so they are able to ensure an adequate blood supply to all affected areas.

The Red Cross is also asking people to donate blood if possible, especially Type O which is routinely in short supply.Wednesday.RELATED:.

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Hurricane Ian: Here’s how Alabama is helping victims, evacuees“While others are hurrying to get away from the storm, Red Crossers from Alabama are hurrying to be in place BEFORE the storm so that we can be on the ground AFTER the storm ensuring people get the help they need,” the organization said.

Storm surge, tropical storm warnings continue for NE Florida coast as Category 3 Ian pushes NorthIan 11pm Tue Update: Cat 3 with winds of 120 mph. Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warning continues for parts of the area Forecast cone has again shifted S & E Landfall near Ft. Myers becoming likely Local impacts Wed-Thu-Fri UPDATE: Looks like we caught a huge break. This probably won’t be much of anything for NE Florida.

Red Cross prepares to respond if needed for Hurricane IanRight now, they are preparing people and supplies to go to the hardest hit areas.

Storm Surge Warning issued for St. Johns River as Category 3 Hurricane Ian emerges into southeastern Gulf of Mexico11 A.M. ADVISORY: A Storm Surge Warning has been issued for the St. Johns River as Category 3 Hurricane Ian emerges into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.

Storm Surge, Tropical Storm warnings in effect for NE Florida coast as Category 3 Hurricane Ian grows stronger in Gulf of MexicoTROPICS UPDATE: Storm Surge and Tropical Storm warnings are in effect for the Northeast Florida coast as Category 3 Hurricane Ian grows stronger in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. By the time it gets to Jacksonville Fl it will be downgraded to 60 MPH. During Hurricane Irma everything in Jacksonville was shutdown because by the time it hit us it was a Category 1 Hurrican with winds up to 90 to 100 MPH winds and heavy rain. New residents to the Jacksonville area or new to the state of FL thinks that 60 MPH is life threatening. It could be but in reality it's not life throwing. Hurricane party! 🌀

Storm Surge, Tropical Storm warnings continue for NE Florida coast as Category 3 Hurricane Ian churns in the Gulf of MexicoThe National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Ian has increased to a Category 3 major hurricane.