Workers Staging Ahead of Storms
Denver, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster volunteers to the Gulf Coast in anticipation of Hurricane Michael that is expected to make landfall Wednesday afternoon as a category 3 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
All deployments for Hurricane Matthew left today and have been sent to inland locations. They will be taken to their duty assignments as soon as it is safe to travel after landfall. The Red Cross makes sure that its volunteers are in safe locations.
A typical Red Cross disaster deployment is from 14 to 21 days and many of those responding from the Colorado and Wyoming Region deployed to the response for Hurricane Florence.
As of 5 PM Tuesday, there are 10 Red Cross volunteers assigned to the Hurricane Michael Response.
Mile High Chapter (Denver area) – 5 volunteers have been deployed
Southeastern Colorado – 2 volunteers have been deployed
Western Colorado – 1 volunteer has been deployed
Wyoming – 2 volunteers have been deployed.
To see the latest news about how the Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Michael and to learn how you can help people affected by disasters visit www.redcross.org. Follow the Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming on Twitter: @COWYRedCross and follow our blog at COWYRedCrossBlog.org.