Sunday, September 19, 2010

Month in Review: What a Wild September!

The weather must know this is National Preparedness Month. To say the least, it's been testing us. And we're only half way though.

We've seen Hurricane Earl, which side-swiped the east coast.

Tropical storm Hermine made us run for cover from the tornadoes downtown and impacted nearly 250 families in the DFW area.

We watched footage of the devastation, including the state-wide flooding. It was an all-to-close reminder of F5 - a mini-movie that deals with the scenario that an F5 tornado hits downtown Dallas.

Of course, this was coupled with the fires in Colorado and explosion in San Bruno, California.

Suffice to say, the American Red Cross has responded to each of these disasters, in addition to other specific disasters such as house fires.

But we can't exhale yet... There are three more storms - Hurricane Igor, Tropical storm Julia and a third unnamed storm - looming in the Atlantic and Caribbean.

We could not do it without the support of our volunteers and donors. The American Red Cross is asking people who have not been affected by the storms to help the Red Cross by making a financial gift to help others.

There are three easy ways to donate:
  • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.
  • Call 1-800-REDCROSS
  • Go to

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