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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 projected path of Tropical Storm Isaac (Credit: WFOR Miami)

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.

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by this disaster to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).  Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”
Checks may be made out to: 
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
PO BOX 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301.
Please designate “2012 Hurricane Relief” on all checks.
For all disaster-related updates, please visit The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services page at: disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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