Our local Red Cross and other branches of the nonprofit are making storm preparations, ready to deploy to any areas Dorian might impact, but also keeping locals in mind and sharing these tips when it comes to storm preparation.
Keep all supplies in a place easy to access. Also come up with or go over a disaster plan on what to do if family members are separated and in case of a flood.
Red Cross also advises you to download the free Red Cross mobile apps, hurricane, emergency, first aid, just to name a few. Just search ‘Red Cross’ from the Apple app store or Google Play.
American Red Cross Southeast Mississippi Chapter Director John McFarland said, “You always assume the worst, prepare for the worst. Inventories are ready. We have been in contact with and will continue to be in contact with emergency management and counties all over the state who are anticipating opening shelters and when. So, it is a case of just being ready.”
If you would like to volunteer for the Red Cross, they will be hosting a volunteer open house tomorrow from 10 to noon at the Red Cross location on East Pass Road.