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As “Fay” Reaches Florida Mainland, Red Cross Offers Range Of Helpful Web-Based Resources

August 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

With Tropical Storm Fay hitting Florida, I wanted to highlight several Red Cross web-based resources that I found on their Twitter feed(which itself is a terrific information source). 

*One is the Red Cross’ Safe & Well program which provides a way for those who need to evacuate in a crisis to register themselves as “safe and well” so family members know of their situation. You can also register by calling 1-800-Red-Cross. 

*The second is a little more targeted but I thought is quite interesting and effective — an audio announcement from the Tampa Red Cross in advance of the storm with instructions on what evacuees should bring to an emergency shelter using Utterz 

*And finally, you can keep up to date on the unfolding Fay preparation and response efforts at the Red Cross’s online newsroom.

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  • 1 TampaRedCross // Aug 20, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for mentioning our efforts. Let us know if we can provide you with any more TS Fay updates. We had a great following of our Twitter stream via SMS this disaster.

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