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As Many As 100,000 People May Need Emergency Shelter
Thursday Sep 13, 2018 3:33am
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross continues to prepare for a large relief effort across multiple states as Hurricane Florence continues its march toward the East Coast. Already 26 Indiana volunteers and staff have deployed or are deploying. Additionally, emergency response vehicles and disaster relief supplies are being prepositioned prior to the storm’s arrival. This is a dangerous storm predicted to grow even stronger, and the Red Cross urges people in its path to obey evacuation orders and get ready now.

The Red Cross is preparing to help as many as 100,000 people in the affected areas and is working with state and local officials to identify and prepare evacuation shelters. More than 700 disaster workers are in route to the region to help. The Red Cross is also deploying vehicles, equipment and relief supplies and will continue to do so until it is no longer safe to travel.

As the storm passes, the Red Cross is preparing to provide shelter for tens of thousands of people until they can return home or find other places to stay.

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