Red Cross volunteers from Puxico, Jackson sent to Florida for tropical storm | People
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross is sending Glenn and Martha Harmon from Puxico to Orlando, Florida to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac.
They will leave Friday with an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).
The ERV from Cape will be joining a fleet of 50 vehicles being pre-staged in Florida in case they are needed. Another 78 vehicles are on stand-by.
The Southeast Missouri Chapter has already deployed Maggie Makins, a sheltering volunteer, who will be joined Friday by Kathy Haas another sheltering volunteer. Both are from Jackson.
Hundreds of other trained Red Cross disaster volunteers are in Florida preparing to open dozens of shelters across the state if needed.
The Red Cross has a new hurricane app that features information on Red Cross shelters, plus a toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light and alarm.
People across the country planning to travel to areas predicted to get hit with the storm can use the app to receive weather alerts.
The Hurricane App can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.
In about a month the Red Cross will be releasing apps for tornadoes and flooding with information on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from these disasters.
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