Red Cross schedules more training sessions for Harvey relief volunteers
Red Cross schedules more training sessions for Harvey relief volunteers
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01 September, 2017, 02:07
Dozens of volunteers from SC are heading to Houston to assist in the relief efforts.
Volunteers went through three hours of training on Wednesday and will soon be in shelters, helping the displaced any way they can.
Local businesses are also aiding in relief efforts.
Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers and employees are now in the region impacted by Harvey, including more than 40 from CT.
US-CERT, the US government's chief agency responsible for detecting and minimizing cyber threats, issued an advisory on Monday warning about the proliferation of online scams aimed at those donating to ease the suffering of those afflicted by Tropical Storm Harvey.
"It's been a tragic weekend, and unfortunately, the worst is yet to come", says Brad Kieserman, vice president of Disaster Services and Logistics for the Red Cross.
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"There are lots of ways to help and I urge everyone in western Kentucky to keep the people of Texas, our first responders and volunteers in your prayers", Rowe said. Sending cash is typically the most efficient way to get help to those who need it most.
Across the USA, more than 40 Red Cross emergency response vehicles have been activated, with more on alert, and Red Cross workers are collaborating with government officials and community partners in Texas and Louisiana to help coordinate response efforts.
At least 11 people have died in Texas as a result of the flooding. Schools and airports are closed and hundreds of thousands of people are still without power. Water rescues are still occurring and numerous hospitals and nursing facilities are evacuating patients and residents. "It provides shelter and food in those communities", said American Red Cross spokeswoman Josett Valdez. More than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are now on the ground in Texas. Four of the Kentucky chapter's five emergency response vehicles, including one from the South Central office, are either en route or will soon be leaving for the Gulf Coast.
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But down the street, at the QT, people fumed at what they will have to become accustomed to - prices over $2.44 a gallon. Low oil prices made it more profitable for refiners to turn oil into gasoline, and they created even more than needed.
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That's up five cents from Tuesday and up 10 cents from the August 21 statewide average of $2.18. "It's always a caveat". DeHaan said gasoline prices at the pump will eventually recede, but not before the flood waters tell the full story.
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Major flood emergency declared in Houston area
The storm marks the first time Trump has been tested by a major natural disaster at the start of his administration. Harvey could regain strength Monday and Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center says.