Thursday, November 1

Hurricane Sandy Heads for the East Coast!

American Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Sandy 
  • There are currently 2,319 Red Cross disaster responders assigned to the operations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • On the evening of October 30, pertaining to Hurricane Sandy, there were 292 Red Cross and Independent shelters open with 13,655 residents. NOTE: Public Affairs is messaging ARC network shelters only, so that we will be talking publicly only about shelters that we’re actually managing and supporting.
  • Red Cross Shelters: 171 shelters / 9,237 residents
  • Independent Shelters: 121 shelters / 4,418 residents
  • As of last night, 100,864 meals and snacks had been served.
  • Ten Mexican Red Cross personnel will deploy to DR 145 in NY to work in Health Services.
  • There have been 882 Safe and Well Linking registrations since the beginning of the operation.
  • Please utilize the Interactive Map. It provides power outage information as well as shelter locations.
  • 242 Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) have been activated and have arrived or en route.
  • 12 kitchens have been deployed with total daily meal capacity of 198,000 meals.
  • 334,600 shelf stable meals are dedicated to this response
  • Pushing 30 trailers of bulk distribution items [each trailer serves 280 families—total 8,400]—includes such items as clean-up kits, rakes, shovels, tarps, dust masks, work gloves, etc.
  • As of 7:00 am EDT October 31 there are 6,427,963 customers without power in the affected States.
  • The Disaster Operations Center is activated at a Status II until further notice with core operating hours of 8 am to 7 pm
HOW TO HELP To help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

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