Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a high-end Category 4 storm on September 20, 2017, leaving the entire island without power. Maria also devastated other Caribbean islands including the Turks and Caicos Isl
ands, Dominica, and St. Croix.
In both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Red Cross volunteers are working in close collaboration with local officials and community partners to coordinate response efforts. In Puerto Rico, local officials are opening evacuation shelters, and the Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers and supplies. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Red Cross is preparing for Hurricane Maria and expanding emergency sheltering efforts on St.John, St. Thomas and St. Croix. Additional regional and global emergency teams have been placed on alert for rapid deployment once it is safe.
For information on contacting loved ones, making donations, and additional ways to help check out 2-1-1’s eLibrary paper, Hurricane Maria – Information & Ways to Help.
También disponible en español: El huracan Maria – Informacion y formas de ayudar.
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Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org for access to services and to stay informed during any extreme weather episode.
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