Remember: The American Red Cross is here to help! If you need immediate help during or after a disaster, all 1-800-redcross, text getemergency to 90999, or download the Red Cross Emergency App. As I was going home in Columbus recently, the danger of driving through floodwaters became real to me. Although the water from heavy…… Continue reading How to Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood
Before you do anything else to prepare for severe summer weather, click to download the American Red Cross Emergency App! Then follow these tips, some of which are supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. You can get more information by clicking on the link. You can take steps in and around your…… Continue reading Stay Safe When Storms Hit!
“Be prepared!” It’s a good motto for all of us as we face spring weather. Know what you’re going to do long before the warnings hit your smartphone and the airwaves. Yes, you do need an emergency preparedness kit! It might take time to assemble, but it’s better do that in sunny weather and daylight,…… Continue reading Staying Safe During Severe Weather
In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing to protect your pets is to evaucate them too. Test your knowledge about how to prepare your pets in times of disaster. 1. Local and state health and safety organizations permit the Red Cross to allow pets in disaster shelters: A)…… Continue reading Animal Lovers- Prepare Your Pets For Emergencies
By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In the past few days, temperatures in parts of the country have reached over 100 degrees. Excessively hot and humid weather has killed more Americans than any other weather-related disaster. Heat waves are defined as extended periods of hot, humid weather that is 10 degrees higher than…… Continue reading Keeping people and animals safe during summer heat
By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternApril was Pet First Aid Awareness Month but it’s never too late to prepare! Animal companions are especially prone to injuries and sickness during the hot months of late spring and summer. The American Red Cross advises pet parents to watch out for heat stroke, a common ailment…… Continue reading How to keep your animal companions safe in an emergency
Home fires can happen anywhere, at anytime and leave even the most prepared person feeling victimized. Many fire victims experience shock and worry among a number of other emotions in a fire’s aftermath, and it’s important for them to know that someone cares about them and their well-being. Last October, a Columbus woman found out just how valuable…… Continue reading A Woman and Her Dog