Hurricane Aida landed in Louisiana as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on the 16th anniversary of a catastrophic strike on the Gulf Coast of Hurricane Katrina.
You may be wondering how you can help in the wake of floods, collapsed buildings, and power outages caused by storms.
The Red Cross has already been mobilized to the Gulf and is preparing to supply food and volunteers to help those in need.
How to help
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Donating gifts to the American Red Cross disaster relief can help people affected by disasters such as tornadoes, floods, and countless other crises. Donations to the Red Cross help provide shelters, meals, relief supplies, mental support, reconstruction plans, and other assistance in the event of a disaster.
Click here to learn how to support disaster relief efforts in North Texas and donate to the American Red Cross.
You can specify to give gifts to people affected by Hurricane Ida using the drop-down menu at the link above.
Safety of COVID-19
The threat of Ida forced emergency authorities to prepare shelters for evacuees deported from their homes amid a recurrence of the coronavirus infection. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says the state is working to protect many people in the hotel to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
As the pandemic continues, the Red Cross provides procedures and resources to ensure the safety of all, especially when it comes to supporting the community. The Red Cross continues to provide the same types of support and resources as usual after a disaster. This includes ensuring a safe place for people to stay, food to eat, and resources to help them recover. The Red Cross will implement many of the safety measures implemented in 2020, including masks, health checks, enhanced cleaning procedures, and promotion of social distance.