American Red Cross Telebriefing on Hurricane Irene Flooding Response

Aug 28, 2011, 18:32 ET from American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross continues to provide services along the east coast affected by flooding and power outages. Tens of thousands of people across multiple states have already turned to the Red Cross for help. Even though damage has not been severe in some areas, there are many places where river flooding is occurring or imminent. The Red Cross expects flood relief efforts to be a large operation and last for several weeks.

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American Red Cross leaders will participate in a telephone briefing to provide an update on Red Cross service delivery efforts in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New England.


Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross

Charley Shimanski, Senior Vice President, Disaster Services


Monday, August 29, 2011, 2:00 p.m. EDT


Please use the following dial in number: 800-369-1929 and provide the operator with the passcode "RED CROSS"

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