The Red Cross responds

The Red Cross responds: (From “Red Cross Response to Hurricane Katrina: Facts at a Glance) “The Red Cross response to Hurricane Katrina is the largest response to a single, natural disaster in the 125-year history of the organization.”

There are 361 American Red Cross shelters open in 9 states (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri and Georgia) with many more on standby. More than 96,100 evacuees are being sheltered.

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