Friday, June 16, 2017

Red Cross Tips to Promote Safety This Hurricane Season

An experienced Texas attorney with a JD from the of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Bill Voss has garnered professional accolades from organizations that range from Super Lawyers to Newsweek. When he isn’t busy as head attorney and administrator of his own law firm, Bill Voss supports numerous charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross

In addition to assisting people in need in the wake of natural and human-caused disasters, the American Red Cross does its part to help mitigate damage and injury before it occurs through a range of preventative initiatives. In this spirit, the Red Cross recently released a series of tips to help the general public prepare for potential hurricanes. 

The Red Cross encourages all individuals and families who may face threats from tropical storms to develop an evacuation plan to help them find safety as quickly as possible. Other tips include creating an emergency preparedness kit that includes items such as non-perishable food, a first aid kit, a flashlight, a multi-purpose tool, necessary medications, and a battery-powered radio to access the radio broadcasts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Since the average person requires approximately a gallon of water per day, a good emergency kit should also include an abundance of fresh water.