Crew De­ploys To As­sist Hur­ri­cane Vic­tims

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Sally Car­roll

A team from McDon­ald County has de­ployed to help Hur­ri­cane Har­vey vic­tims.

White Rock As­sis­tant Chief Fred Parker and Katie Baker left Fri­day night for Texas.

Over the week­end, the team dis­trib­uted do­nated goods to vic­tims in the wake of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey, and then waited to see the out­come of Hur­ri­cane Irma’s dam­age be­fore de­cid­ing what to do next, Parker said.

A Face­book page — Mac County Hur­ri­cane Har­vey Res­cue and Re­cov­ery 2017 — has been es­tab­lished. McDon­ald County neigh­bors can keep abreast of posted needs of hur­ri­cane vic­tims and ways to help.

Team mem­bers have been post­ing items that are much needed. In Texas, mosquito net­ting is a des­per­ately needed item for res­cue work­ers.

For Florida hur­ri­cane vic­tims, the most re­quested items needed in­clude:

Bot­tled wa­ter


In­sect re­pel­lent and al­lergy/an­ti­itch med­i­ca­tions

Box fans or high-power shop fans

Gen­er­a­tors of all types and sizes

Bleach and other multi-pur­pose clean­ing sup­plies

Shelf-sta­ble/non-perishable foods and snacks

First aid sup­plies are also wel­come.

Any­one who is able to give blood through the Red Cross is en­cour­aged to do so.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.