Regarding the Texas Gulf Coast, we are working with local emergency managers and partners to prepare for the storm:
- Four shelters are on standby — in Vidor, Orange, Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island; (addresses are not available at this time)
- Nine emergency response vehicles are activated and ready for use if there is a need to supply residents with food, water, hygiene kits or other much-needed items;
- Red Cross team members are preparing to deploy to hard-hit areas if warranted; and
- Members of our Leadership Team are prepared to deploy as well.
Right now we are carefully monitoring the situation and will keep you updated in terms of Red Cross preparation. Please do open the press release link above, which will give you information on hurricane safety, our free emergency app and more. If of use, here are links to some photos taken during last years’ storms and floods. They were taken primarily in areas surrounding Beaumont and Orange. You are welcome to download and use if you wish. https://www.flickr.com/photos/texasgulfcoastredcross/albums/72157664262235283 Feel free to access the entire site and peruse March/April/May 2016 photo albums for more storm photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/texasgulfcoastredcross/albums.