Hurricane Michael roared ashore in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, October 10th, impacting communities along the Gulf Coast. One week later, some families are learning that they have lost everything and hundreds of thousands are dealing with the storm’s aftermath.
Presidential Disaster Declarations have been issued for counties across Alabama, Florida and Georgia, allowing for the provision of additional federal assistance.
The Red Cross is providing shelter, food, health services and emotional support during this challenging situation to those affected, like Rakiea, Jenna and Ollie, whose stories you can read here. The Red Cross is working around the clock with our partners to get help to where it’s most needed, and we’re reaching more neighborhoods each day.
- With the help of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, several mobile kitchens are up and cooking hot meals.
- The Red Cross has also mobilized more than 70 emergency response vehicles to help distribute food and relief supplies across affected neighborhoods.
- Assessment of the damage is beginning in some areas, where possible.