Beth Shook of Cuba, NY deployed Sunday night to Port Allen, LA to provide staffing support as the American Red Cross opens shelters in Louisiana as Isaac makes landfall.
Isaac could bring strong winds gusting as high as 75 mph and 4 to 8 inches of rain. The American Red Cross is helping prepare individuals and communities in the path of the storm, while taking steps to respond in the Gulf Coast.
More than 50 trailers with supplies to support hundreds of people each are pre-positioned along the Gulf and East coasts in preparation for hurricane season. Each trailer is stocked with cots, blankets and comfort kits. Kitchen trailers are also prepositioned with items on board like beverage containers, food carriers and ice chests.
Anyone wishing to help those affected by disasters such as Isaac are encouraged to make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-REDCROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation (charges will appear on phone bill).