American Red Cross Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Region volunteers responded to 437 disasters in 2013.
September is National Preparedness Month.
“Long Term/Residential Care Disaster Preparedness: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable” is the theme of Omaha’s first national conference on disaster preparedness.
The American Red Cross says putting together a kit and having an emergency plan are critical to prepare for a disaster.
By Katie Schubert
Omaha, NE – The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to more than 400 disasters last year.
The Nebraska/southwest Iowa Region's disaster response included opening 11 shelters and providing more than 23,000 meals to people displaced by Missouri River flooding.