Three strong storms are headed to the United States, one in the Pacific Ocean headed toward Hawaii and two in the Gulf of Mexico streaming toward the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross is preparing to respond and urges people in the path of these storms to get ready now.
Hurricane Douglas is headed toward Hawaii over the weekend with rain, wind and heavy ocean swells, while Tropical Storm Hanna is predicted to hit Texas and Louisiana with wind, four to eight inches of rain and life-threatening surf swells and rip currents. All while Tropical Storm Gonzalo is streaming toward islands in the Caribbean and could head toward the Gulf Coast by the end of next week.
The Red Cross is preparing to respond and urges everyone near these areas to get ready now. Following are safety steps to follow:
Download the free Red Cross Emergency App for real-time weather alerts, open shelters and expert advice on emergency situations. The Emergency App includes an “I’m Safe” feature that helps people check on loved ones. Search “American Red Cross” in app stores, or go to redcross.org/apps.
The Red Cross has guidance available in multiple languages on getting prepared while still protecting yourself from COVID-19 here.
Visit redcross.org/hurricane for full hurricane safety information.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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