Latest information on Tropical Storm Isaac and How You Can Support The Salvation Army
After grazing the Florida Keys, Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the northern Gulf of Mexico today with landfall expected in New Orleans late Tuesday and early Wednesday. If Isaac hits the Gulf Coast Wednesday morning, it would come on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency, and said he’s “strongly advising” people in low-lying areas of coastal Louisiana to evacuate before the storm. Alabama and Mississippi have also declared a state of emergency. A hurricane warning was in effect for an area that covers a roughly 300-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast in four states from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.
The Salvation Army continues to serve meals and offer emotional and spiritual care to storm survivors in downtown Tampa and surrounding areas. Additionally, we are also preparing to open a disaster warehouse in Panama City. The Salvation Army is preparing to provide clean-up and hygiene kits, water, shower units and first-aid supplies to those affected by the storm.