Hurricane Sandy
The National Urban League Wire
Published: Fri. Nov 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Updated: Sun. Nov 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Comments: 0
HURRICANE SANDY SAFETY & RECOVERY:

Source: IB TIMES
Safety
is a primary issue when you're recovering from a disaster especially one as devastating as Hurricane Sandy.

Follow these tips to help ensure your safety and cope with the disaster. If you aren't able to return home, states, tribes, localities, and the Red Cross continue to operate emergency shelters along the East Coast.

 

Here's how to find shelter:
  • Monitor conditions in your area; find shelter; and let others know you are safe, with the Red Cross Hurricane App.
  • Download the FEMA app to find a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.
  • Call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
  • Search for shelters via text message: text: SHELTER and your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA). For example: Shelter 01234 (standard rates apply).
  • Check local news media outlets.


Here's additional information that may assist you and your family recover from Hurricane Sandy:

 
People working on cleanup and helping disaster survivors also need to be concerned about their health and safety. The Department of Labor offers technical assistance and resources to help protect the occupational safety and health of workers in disaster areas.


MESSAGE FROM MARC MORIAL:

Message from the National Urban League President and CEO, Marc Morial


CONTACT A LOCAL AFFILIATE: 

Contact your Local Urban League for resources and information

MORE VOLUNTEER EFFORTS & INFORMATION:

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE SUPPORTS VOTER TURNOUT: 

VOTE NOW!GET OUT AND VOTE NOVEMBER 6.

LOCAL NEWS UPDATES:

NY1: http://www.ny1.com/

NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/news/

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