Oahu Red Cross volunteers continued to canvass the hardest hit areas today to assess damage from the Tropical Storm Darby. Caseworkers also began visiting impacted homes to provide clean up kits, flood safety information and to assess what type of assistance is needed for their recovery process. No residential damage was observed or reported on the Big Island, Maui County or Kauai.
Anyone needing assistance due to residential damage caused by Tropical Storm Darby can contact the Red Cross at (808) 739-8115 between 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please leave a message if calling after-hours and your call will be returned. If you have an emergency related incident to report, please call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. The Red Cross asks residents for their assistance in sharing this resource with neighbors and communities that may have been affected.
Download free Red Cross Mobile Apps. The Red Cross urges residents to download the free all-in-one Red Cross Emergency app that includes over 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, maps to find the nearest open shelter, step-by-step instructions on what to do before, during, and after a disaster strikes, and lifesaving first aid instructions, diagrams, and videos on what to do for 20 emergencies like heart attack, stroke, bleeding, choking, head injuries, burns, broken bones, asthma attack, diabetic emergency, heat stroke, seizure, poisoning, bee stings, allergies, and unconsciousness. There is even a one touch “I’m safe” button that allows you to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that you are out of harm’s way.
Get involved. The Hawaii Red Cross continually recruits, trains and mobilizes volunteers to help those in need to respond to disasters like Tropical Storm Darby. Over 95% of services are provided by volunteers. All disaster training, services, and financial assistance to victims is free, through the generosity of our donors, volunteers, and the community. If interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, the first step is to register online at redcross.org/hawaii. To register, 1) click on ‘Volunteer’ and then 2) click on ‘Becoming a Volunteer’. Once applications are completed through the Volunteer Connection system, the Red Cross will contact interested individuals about signing up for basic disaster classes.
How to Help. The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. 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, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.
For more updates, follow the American Red Cross of Hawaii on Twitter at @HawaiiRedCross. You can also contact the Hawaii Red Cross at 808-734-2101 or visit redcross.org/hawaii.