By Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response
Situation Analysis: August 29, 2012
downgraded to a Tropical Storm, many continue to watch and track the
progress of Isaac, which made landfall Tuesday evening in the U.S. Gulf
Coast. At landfall the storm was a Category 1 hurricane
causing heavy rains and reaching wind speeds of more than 80 mph. The
slow-moving storm has spilled over levees, flooded communities, and is
causing wind damage as it slowly works its way further inland.
For more information please follow NBC News or visit our disaster incident portal where we’re closely tracking information coming in from FEMA and other sources to share information on relief activities and storm movement.
Another great source of information is the American Red Cross’s Hurricane App. It provides great information about hurricanes, what to do immediately afterwards, and location-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) alerts. It will provide the information you need at your fingertips.
How You Can Help
before this hurricane made landfall, a lot of organizations were busy
making preparations, gathering supplies, and educating people how to
stay safe as the storm approached. Now that the hurricane has arrived,
these organizations are on the front lines, providing direct relief to
those who need it most.
– Working in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Highlighting specific
items being requested by relief organizations working in Louisiana.
· American Red Cross
– Providing ready-to-eat meals, setting up mobile kitchens, gathering
supplies needed for relief efforts, among other activities.
· Save the Children – Set up a Hurricane Isaac Emergency Fund to collect funds to help protect vulnerable children and provide relief to families.
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