On our radio show “Justice Matters,” which airs on the third Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. on WSLR 96.5‘s “Peace & Justice Report,” we discussed how to prepare for hurricane season and other emergencies with Chris Purnell, executive director of the Central Florida Red Cross, which serves Sarasota and Manatee counties. On the show, we discussed hurricane/emergency preparedness, the role of Red Cross in our community, and the Red Cross’s disaster response efforts.
Below are links to help you prepare for hurricane season and other emergency scenarios. Additionally, you can download the Red Cross’s Emergency App, which provides weather alerts, emergency training modules, safety tips and more.
Resources for Hurricane Preparedness
Red Cross: redcross.org
Central Florida Red Cross, which serves Sarasota and Manatee counties: redcross.org/CentralFlorida
Emergency preparedness—simple steps to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably: redcross.org/prepare
Hurricane preparedness and how to keep your home and family safe: redcross.org/hurricane
NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) advisories, which provides real-time updates every four hours: hurricanes.gov