On October 10, Hurricane Michael made a Category 4 landfall as the third-strongest hurricane in U.S. history. It was also the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 50 years.
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.
- Working with the Southern Baptists, the Red Cross has deployed 6 field kitchens to Florida and Georgia that together can cook tens of thousands of hot meals per day.
- The Red Cross has also mobilized more than 70 emergency response vehicles to help distribute food and relief supplies across affected neighborhoods.
- The Red Cross is working with state and local officials to help with reunification outreach for those who have been unable to make contact with their loved ones after Hurricane Michael. We will be doing outreach via calls and texts to help identify people who are listed as missing.