Final Post

October 1, 2008


This is the final post for the Hurricane Gustav Online Newsroom. While this is the last post on this site, information regarding the ongoing relief efforts for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike will continue to be populated at www.redcross.org/hurricaneike.

We would like to thank the hard working Red Crossers in the field who made this disaster operation, as well as this website, successful. To all those in the affected areas, we wish you a swift and complete recovery.

National media contacts: Please contact (202) 303-5551 for additional public affairs information.

Local media contacts: Please contact your local chapter for additional public affairs information.

For Red Cross assistance or for any other inquiries, please contact 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Shelter Location Information: New Google Map Available

September 17, 2008

Announcement: Hurricane Ike Newsroom Now Open

September 6, 2008

Hurricane Ike is close to making landfall. We have created a separate Online Newsroom to keep the media and the public informed of our efforts.


Announcement: Hanna Online Newsroom Now Available

September 4, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna is going to hit the Atlantic coast soon. We have created a separate Online Newsroom to keep the media and the public informed of our efforts.


Announcement: Evacuations by Parish

August 31, 2008

The Loisiana State Government has published a list of mandatory evacuations.

As you evacuate, if you have one call to make before you leave home, call someone you love and tell them you are safe. Then, ask them to register you on Safe and Well. The Safe and Well Website allows those directly affected by a disaster to let their loved ones know of their well-being.

  • Safe and Well can be accessed by going to www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-REDCROSS


Announcement: Register For Safe and Well

August 30, 2008

As you evacuate, if you have one call to make before you leave home, call some one you love and tell them you are safe. Then, ask them to register you on Safe and Well.

  • If you are affected by the storm, register on the Red Cross Safe and Well Website accessible at www.redcross.org.
  • The Safe and Well Website allows those directly affected by a disaster to let their loved ones know of their well-being.
  • For those that do not have internet access, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) to register yourself and your family. Follow the prompts for disaster information.
  • Concerned family members who know the person’s phone number (home, cell or work) or a complete home address can search for the messages posted by those who self-register.

Welcome to the Red Cross Online Newsroom for Hurricane Gustav

August 26, 2008

Thanks for stopping by.

We’ll be updating this space with information about our response soon.