VIDEO: The American Red Cross Prepares for Hurricane Joaquin's ArrivalPosted:
MILLVILLE - The American Red Cross is prepping for the possible arrival of Hurricane Joaquin in South Jersey.
The ocean water is getting rough along the Jersey coast. Nor’Easter Nick’s map shows South Jersey right in the current track of Joaquin. The storm everyone is talking about was upgraded to hurricane status early this morning. But as of today, The Hurricane Center is saying the region is in the “cone of uncertainty.”
“We’re monitoring it right now, watching to see where I may come and we’re preparing of course," said Laura Steinmetz, Communications Director of American Red Cross NJ Region. "And we would ask all the residents in the area to prepare as well.”
To prepare, you can download the free Red Cross Emergency app.
“It’ll tell you how to build a kit for any emergency,” said Steinmetz.
The app can also be set to alert you on emergencies happening in any area you choose. Just in case Joaquin does strike shore, the disaster relief team is ready to help.
“We drill, we practice all the time," said Steinmetz. "We teach emergency preparedness and this is what we ask our communities to be ready for. The mission of the American Red Cross is to alleviate suffering in the face of emergencies.”
To learn more about The American Red Cross, visit their website at http://www.redcross.org/.
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