Hurricane Action



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American National Red Cross


The American National Red Cross under its congressional charter has the responsibility "to continue and carry on a system of national and international relief in time of peace and apply the same in mitigating the sufferings caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry on measures for preventing the same." In fulfilling the mandate of its charter, the organization has developed a Hurricane Action Plan, to assure that Red Cross chapters take immediate, identifiable, emergency action to assist hurricane victims and evacues. This publication outlines the plan and explains its operation in detail. Maps showing the coastal areas covered, listings of district headquarters and staging points, and other helpful material are contained in the appendices.


28 pages; available for download at the link below.


disaster planning, hurricane action plan, emergency response, hurricane preparation, disaster relief