The Salvation Army Readies for Tropical Storm Isaac
Atlanta, GA (August 24, 2012) – On the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, The Salvation Army is prepared to respond to Tropical Storm Isaac as it moves toward the southern coast of the United States.
The storm system could potentially drop significant amounts of rain on portions of the southeast already experiencing saturated ground due to higher than average rainfall amounts across the region. Additionally, areas in the storm’s path are expected to experience extended periods of strong winds with the potential for tornadic activity.
In addition to feeding, The Salvation Army is equipped to provide:
• Clean-up kits containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies
• Hygiene kits
• Drinking water
• Shower units
• First-aid supplies
• Emotional/spiritual care
The Salvation Army encourages all residents of areas in the storm’s path to prepare an Emergency Supply Kit and stay informed of all warnings. Disaster response professionals recommend having a three to five day supply of food and water for each individual of your family as well as flashlights, medication, and battery powered radio.
For more information regarding The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Service program and ongoing service, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow us on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 128 years in the United States. Nearly 29 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.