Experts predict another wave of winter weather will impact most Georgia counties this week, with travel disruption and power outages a strong possibility. Now is the time to help ensure the safety and comfort of those you love. The following Red Cross tips can help:
Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. Find out what you need to do to stay safe!
Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last for several days. Here are some practical steps you can take before, during and after a power outage.
Additional Red Cross Resources
Should state and county emergency officials determine the need for shelters, here are some resources that can help you identify shelter locations:
• To locate a shelter near you, please consider downloading the free Red Cross Shelter view mobile app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-red-cross-shelter/id419258261
• For a listing of all shelters in Georgia, visit: http://www.gema.ga.gov
You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, and severe storms as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.