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Red Cross Responds to High Winds Across Hawaii

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Volunteers went to the scene to ensure the immediate emergency needs of anyone affected were met.

American Red Cross volunteers responded on Saturday morning to two homes with blown roofs in Kaneohe.  Red Cross volunteers went to the scene to ensure the immediate emergency needs of anyone affected, such as shelter, food and clothing, were met.  One family has been provided with temporary shelter until needed repairs can be made to their home. Caseworkers will continue to follow up with the family to ensure their immediate needs are met, and to provide referrals to assist with their disaster recovery.  Volunteers on Oahu and Maui conducted windshield damage assessments on Sunday for the areas that were most impacted by the high winds.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation.  Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at www.redcross.org, or a brochure can be requested by calling 734-2101. 

The Red Cross is not a government agency and depends on public contributions to help others. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.  To send a contribution, mail your check to: 

American Red Cross

Hawaii State Chapter

4155 Diamond Head Road

Honolulu, HI  96816

 Make a secure online donation at www.redcross.org/hawaii or call:  (808) 739-8109.