Fast Facts: 9.13.08

This is the latest information for the Red Cross Hurricane Ike relief operation. These numbers are current as of September 13 at 8 am:

  • More than 2,000 Red Cross disaster relief workers are already on the ground, and we are moving an additional 1,400 relief workers into the impacted areas
  • Last night more than 20,000 evacuees found safe haven in 155 Red Cross shelters, and we will be opening additional shelters as needed
  • Red Cross has more than one million ready to eat meals ready for distribution
  • More than 120 Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) are on the ground and will begin delivering food, water and bulk supplies; additional ERVs are en-route
  • After the storm passes, more than 25 kitchens will be moving into the impacted area and ramping up to serve up to 500,000 meals per day
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