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Red Cross opens shelters for Hurricane Arthur

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Red Cross shelters provide a safe place away from the dangers caused by strong winds, heavy rain, and storm surge during hurricanes, are staffed by friendly well trained Red Cross volunteers and are completely free of charge.

Hurricane season has officially begun! This past Independence Day weekend, the Red Cross began its seasonal duties of providing relief services in response to Hurricane Arthur.

As Arthur loomed over the Cape this July 4th, the Cape Cod and Islands chapter opened up a shelter for Martha's VIneyard at Tisbury Elementary School alongside a community shelter at Oak Bluff Elementary School, and for Nantucket at Nantucket High School. Numbers of shelter stas were 84, 180, and 17 respectively

Red Cross shelters provide a safe place away from the dangers caused by strong winds, heavy rain, and storm surge during hurricanes, are staffed by friendly well trained Red Cross volunteers and are completely free of charge. All who stayed at the Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard shelters were put on ferries back to the mainland early Saturday, July 6th.

Click here for a great story about the Martha’s Vineyard shelter.

For more information about hurricane safety and Red Cross shelters, download the Hurricane App and the Shelter app. Learn more at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.