As Hurricane Isaac approaches landfall on the Gulf Coast, residents from Florida to Texas should prepare for a storm the likes of which haven’t been seen in the region for years. Hurricane Isaac poses a serious risk to life and property (dependent on his peak strength, landfall location and course thereafter). Home and business owners, as well as property managers, should use whatever time is left before landfall to ensure lives and safety are as protected as possible.
Hurricane Isaac approaches the United States as an extraordinary storm packing a variety of potential punches. He is a strong storm, in terms of both wind speed and size. High winds, heavy rains, isolated tornadoes and heavy waves are all possible. His track is also a factor, as it could impact many residents in densely-populated (and low-lying) areas.
Staying on top of the latest information about Hurricane Isaac and acting quickly should your home or business fall under an evacuation advisory/warning is critical. Homes and businesses can be rebuilt; wind and water damage can be cleaned-up and restored. Lost lives cannot.
In anticipation of the potential for damage and disruption to lives and businesses due to Hurricane Isaac, Rainbow International® offers the following links to media, state and federal government and non-profit disaster response and relief entities for your consideration. This is not an exhaustive list and all home and business owners in potential impact areas should closely monitor any and all available channels of information.
The thoughts and prayers of the team at Rainbow International are with everyone along the Gulf Coast. We’ll be here to help after the storm passes. For now, take care and be safe.
The Weather Channel: www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral
CNN Weather: http://topics.cnn.com/topics/weather
FOX News Weather: www.foxnews.com/weather/index.html
National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov
Federal Government Disaster Assistance: www.disasterassistance.gov
The American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmyusa.org
Louisiana Emergency Management: http://www.gohsep.la.gov/
Mississippi Emergency Management: http://www.msema.org/
Texas Emergency Management: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/
Florida Emergency Management: www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp