Hurricane Michael | American Red Cross



Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET

Red Cross evacuation centers and shelters as of 1 pm ET.

Source: American Red Cross Emergency App


Hurricane Michael’s windspeed predications.

Source: NOAA National Hurricane Center

Millions of people are in the path of Hurricane Michael as the unprecedented storm hits the Gulf Coast today with life-threatening winds, heavy rainfall and deadly storm surge.

  • Hurricane Michael has now made landfall.
  • Officials are calling Hurricane Michael the worst storm that’s threatened the Florida Panhandle in a century. Michael is bringing 150 mph winds, up to a foot of rain and a storm surge as high as 13 feet to some areas of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Tornadoes are also predicted.
  • Officials are predicting prolonged power outages.
  • The storm’s winds will feel similar to an EF-1 and EF-2 tornado.
  • More than 375,000 people are under evacuation orders and many schools and colleges are closed along with airports and ports.
  • The storm is also forecast to drop heavy rain later this week in the Carolinas where people are still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

The American Red Cross is on the ground along the Gulf Coast to provide safe shelter and support for evacuees as Hurricane Michael comes ashore. Tuesday night, approximately 4,000 people stayed in nearly 70 American Red Cross and community evacuation centers across Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

  • There are more than 500 trained disaster workers on their way to the region to join the Red Cross volunteers already in place in the three states.
  • The Red Cross has pre-positioned enough shelter supplies, including cots and blankets, to be able to support some 15,000 people after landfall and is also mobilizing additional relief supplies, vehicles and other equipment to help people in the affected areas if needed.
  • We’re also working with partners to prepare for serving tens of thousands of meals per day once the storm passes.
  • Since October 9, more than 3.6 million weather alerts have been issued through Red Cross apps allowing people to make informed and lifesaving decisions.

[Video] See more of what the Red Cross is doing here.







The Red Cross urges those in the affected areas to pay attention to updates on the storm and follow evacuation orders. You can also download the free Red Cross Emergency App – which has information about open shelters, emergency alerts and more.


Source: American Red Cross of North Florida Facebook








Trained Red Cross disaster responders have been working 24/7 to support preparedness efforts in the face of Hurricane Michael and continue to support those affected as the storm makes landfall.


Source: American Red Cross of Georgia Twitter







Volunteers are working to provide safe shelter across three states in response to Hurricane Michael. Some evacuation centers may not have cots, food, running water or electricity as they are meant to safely house people for about 72 hours until weather conditions improve.


Source: American Red Cross of Alabama Facebook


Through the generosity of our American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster Responder members, the American Red Cross is prepared before disaster strikes. ADGP and Disaster Responder members help secure a reliable funding base for disaster relief services that enables the Red Cross to respond immediately, meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by disaster, regardless of cost.

Right now, the Red Cross is on the ground and taking action with the support of our ADGP and Disaster Responder partners.

Current ADGP $1M members are:

Adelson Family Foundation

American Airlines

Anheuser-Busch Foundation

Anthem Foundation

Bank of America

Brown & Brown Insurance

Caterpillar Foundation

The Clorox Company


Costco Wholesale

Delta Air Lines

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation



The Home Depot Foundation

LDS Charities

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Mazda North American Operations

Microsoft Corp.

Nationwide Foundation

PepsiCo Foundation

State Farm


VSP Global

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation

The Walt Disney Company


Current ADGP $500k members are:

21st Century Fox

Altria Group


American Express


BMW of North America

Capital One

CBS Corporation

Cisco Foundation

Citi Foundation


Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation


Edison International

Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation

Ford Motor Company

General Motors

Humble Bundle

IBM Corporation

International Paper

John Deere Foundation

Johnson Controls


Medtronic Foundation


Merck Foundation

Mondelēz International Foundation

New Balance Foundation


Procter & Gamble Company


Southwest Airlines


Tata Consultancy Services

TD Ameritrade

The TJX Companies, Inc.

United Airlines


The USAA Foundation

The Wawa Foundation

Wells Fargo

Current Disaster Responder members are:

7-Eleven Cares Foundation


AdvoCare International L.P.

Alliance Data



AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Avangrid Foundation

AXA Equitable Life

The Ball Foundation


Boise Paper


Choice Hotels International

Cox Automotive

DICK’S Sporting Goods

Duke Energy

Entergy Corporation

Farmers Insurance

Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, LLC

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation

HP Foundation


Ingersoll Rand Foundation

The J.M. Smucker Company

Land O’Lakes, Inc.


Morgan Stanley

Neiman Marcus Group

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northwestern Mutual and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Prudential Financial

Raytheon Company

Rodan + Fields Prescription for Change Foundation


SC Johnson

Southeastern Grocers Home of BI-LO Harveys Winn Dixie

Standard Textile

The Starbucks Foundation

Stearns Bank


U-Haul International

United Technologies Corporation

U.S. Bank




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