October 30, 2012
Communities throughout Ohio, the East Coast, and all across America have been affected by the terrible storms and flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Jane and I are keeping the victims of the storms throughout the region in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Red Cross, fire, police and others are working around the clock to help those affected. However more help is needed. Please take a second to check out some of the options available to help those in need:
Make a Donation
Relief agencies such as the American Red Cross are in need of cash donations to provide food, clothing, shelter and other necessities to those affected.
You can help by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief at www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Hurricane Sandy map is designed to help people track the progress of the storm and receive critical emergency response messages, both on their computers and smartphones. On the map, you’ll find the following emergency preparedness information:
- Location tracking, including the hurricane’s current and forecasted paths, courtesy of the NOAA-National Hurricane Center
- Public alerts, including evacuation notices, storm warnings, and more, via weather.gov and earthquake.usgs.gov
- Radar and cloud imagery from weather.com and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
- Evacuation information and routes
- Shelters and recovery centers will appear as they become operational
- Storm footage and storm-related YouTube videos, curated by Storyful