The first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Hurricane Danny – formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is moving toward the west\northwest with sustained winds of 75 mph. The American Red Cross urges everyone who may be in the path of this storm to get prepared now.
The exact path of Danny is still uncertain, but the storm is expected to gain strength over the next few days and could be around Puerto Rico by Tuesday. The Red Cross in Puerto Rico has a shelter standing by and is planning to provide food, health and mental health services and relief supplies.
People should check their disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed. Emergency preparedness kits should include enough supplies for at least three days in case someone has to evacuate. Water (one gallon, per person, per day), nonperishable food, a flashlight, battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, a 7-day supply of medications, a multi-purpose tool, sanitation and personal hygiene items and copies of important personal documents should go in every kit. The Red Cross also recommends having at least two weeks worth of supplies at home.
HURRICANE SAFETY You’ve packed your kit. What else should you do?
For more details on hurricane safety, visit the hurricane preparedness section of this web site.
DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY People can also download the all-inclusive Red Cross Emergency app which combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe, including information about what to do in case of floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires and more. Users can find it in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.