Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta - How the American Red Cross is Helping
Response and Relief Information
A Red Cross volunteer sets up a socially distanced shelter space ahead of Hurricane Zeta. Photo by the American Red Cross of Alabama
October 10, 2020. Red Cross worker Fred Magee views damage to a home on Saturday in Natchez, Mississippi where a billboard sign fell onto the home in the middle of the night. Photo: Cally Edwards/American Red Cross
August 27, 2020. Lake Charles, Louisiana. American Red Cross volunteer Pam Harris looks at damage caused by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, LA on Thursday August 27, 2020. Photo by Scott Dalton/American Red Cross.
September 2, 2020. Lake Charles, Louisiana Michele Grady of the American Red Cross hands out meals at a drive-thru distribution point for families affected by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, LA on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Photo by Scott Dalton/American Red Cross.
HURRICANE ZETA - Once again, the American Red Cross is responding from Louisiana to the Carolinas while continuing to help thousands of people struggling to recover from Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Sally which devastated some of the same areas along the Gulf Coast.
On Thursday, October 29th, 65 people sought overnight refuge in emergency lodging in Mississippi in response to Hurricane Zeta. Thousands more remained in emergency lodging from earlier storms.
The Red Cross is helping with damage assessment and is working with state and local emergency officials to determine what other help is needed.
Hundreds of Red Cross disaster workers are still responding along the Gulf Coast as people struggle to recover from Hurricanes Laura, Sally and Delta.
More than 3,800 people are still in emergency lodgings from these earlier storms.
The Red Cross has also provided over 9,800 households with emergency financial assistance to help them replace essential items and begin to recover after hurricanes.
It’s important to remember that responding to disasters is a team effort and no single organization can do it alone — this is particularly true during the ongoing pandemic.
Over 800,000 overnight shelter and hotel stays provided with partners.
Over 4 million meals and snacks served with our partners.
Over 128,100 individual care contacts provided for those affected by Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta.
All numbers are cumulative and represent all Red Cross response efforts to Gulf Coast Hurricanes from June 3 - Nov 2, 2020.