In Ohio, summer means cookouts, pool parties, and late-night bonfires. However, unpredictable weather doesn’t always cooperate with plans for outdoor fun. You can learn how to be prepared and plan for severe storms like thunderstorms, tornadoes, and floods that are common this time of year. In the event of any one of these storms the…… Continue reading Three Steps to Stay Safe During Dangerous Weather
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!
It’s been all hands on deck (or holding a screwdriver or ladder) for the past few weeks as the American Red Cross “sounded the alarm” across the United States. More than the targeted 100,000 free smoke alarms were installed, thanks to the generosity of Red Cross volunteers and partners. Every chapter in the Ohio Buckeye…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals
American Red Cross volunteers in eight Ohio cities installed more than 1100 smoke alarms on April 27 as part of the second annual Sound the Alarm campaign. There are stories behind these statistics, stories of people whose lives were in danger because they didn’t have working smoke alarms in their homes. Now from Athens to Westerville,…… Continue reading Sign Up to Save a Life!
By Mary Guiher, Communications & Marketing Volunteer Did you know every day seven people die in home fires across the nation? The American Red Cross is working to help prevent such tragedies with the Sound the Alarm, Save a Life campaign. Campaign 2019 From April 27-May 18, 2019, the American Red Cross will be canvasing at-risk…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm To Save a Life
“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