Salvation Army Readies for Hurricane Irene

Photo Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

As Hurricane Irene strikes the coast of Puerto Rico and gradually moves towards Florida and South Carolina, The Salvation Army stands ready to spring into action. The storm, currently producing 80 mph winds, is expected to hit the East Coast on Saturday.

Major damage in Puerto Rico was evidenced over the weekend resulting in half of the island experiencing no electricity and leaving many people without water. The significant possibility of other severe storms, tornados, and flooding has residents in all parts of Florida to the Carolinas keeping a close eye on the threatening storm.

The Salvation Army is prepared in the case that Hurricane Irene makes landfall. Specifically, the Florida Division of the Salvation Army is equipped with 40 mobile kitchens, shower trailers, field kitchens, and additional equipment strategically placed around the state.

We’d like to encourage you to prepare an emergency supply kit, make an evacuation plan, and stay on top of all storm warnings. Please check back for updates. You can also find updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

4 Comments on “Salvation Army Readies for Hurricane Irene

  1. I really love the Salvation Army and support you as often as possible. I like keeping abreast of your work via my Facebook page. However, the number of postings is overwhelming, and I would like you to temper the frequency! Weekly or better yet, bi-monthly, would be more pleasing to me. If there’s a major emergency, i.e., Hurricanes such as now happening in the Caribbean, then okay, post more.

    I cannot keep up with the overwhelming Inbox of email and FB posts. I hate deleting w/o reading them, but that’s what is about to happen.

    Thanks for listening,
    Carleene Hubbard

  2. Hello salvation army USA, we from Indonesia. Please come and join to see our program in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta. Now we action for a social action in order to support for our brothers and sisters who will celebrate Idul Fitri 1432 H.

  3. @Carleene, we appreciate your feedback! We try to post on the blog 1-2 times per day, and maybe more during times of disaster. Our Facebook and Twitter pages correspond with the blog. I’m sorry if this is overwhelming!

    If you’d like to stop the e-mail notifications from Facebook, that is an easy fix. Go to ‘Account’ in the top right, click ‘Account Settings’, Choose ‘Notifications’, and turn off the email notification.

    I hope that helps a bit.

  4. @Humas, Thanks for the note! I know of many people in the office that would love to visit Indonesia! Blessings to all of you!

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