American Red Cross: A humanitarian organization that helps provide emergency assistance, the American Red Cross has helped seniors prepare for, escape from, and survive disasters since the 1800s.
Use these tips to get prepared:
Federal Resources and Information
FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are providing assistance to disaster survivors who have sustained losses from Hurricane Ida. The program provides homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made.
The American Red Cross and our partners are still there, continuing to work around the clock to provide recovery help after the storm changed lives forever. Follow our work here. Hundreds of people impacted by Ida are still depending on the Red Cross and partners for safe shelter in Louisiana and New Jersey.
The best evacuation option for your senior is to stay with family or friends in the area (or out of the area, if possible). If this option is unavailable, staying in a hotel may be a good alternative. Weathering the storm in emergency public shelters should be your last resort.
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The application process
Apply for Assistance Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week. If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), please provide your number assigned to that service.
The government must ensure that the military, police and the navy are deployed in huge numbers in areas which are facing natural disasters. It is very important to maintain the law and order situation in order to reduce the problems being faced by people. This is successfully done by most governments worldwide.
The Red Cross is a private, voluntary organization that is tasked by the Federal Government to provide immediate disaster relief, such as shelter, food, and health services, to victims of disasters of all kinds — natural and manmade.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), headed by the Prime Minister of India, is the apex body for Disaster Management in India.
The Red Cross provides disaster relief assistance to those affected by natural and human-caused disasters. Every day through the American Red Cross, people mobilize to help their neighbors. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on generous donations of time, money and blood to do its work.
Thanks to our generous donors, the Red Cross is now starting to get emergency financial assistance into the hands of residents whose homes were severely impacted by Ida. This financial assistance will allow people to make their own decisions and prioritize what their family needs most to start recovering.