Tag Archives: Red Cross

Q&A with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare CEO Maggie Labarta

By on January 16th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is a private nonprofit that aids those affected by mental illness and substance-use disorders in and around North Central Florida. Its main campus is located in Gainesville at the corner of Williston Road and Southwest 13th Street, […]

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First Debby, now Isaac could soak the state

By on August 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

With the news of Tropical Storm Isaac many in North Central Florida are questioning how residents would handle the storm, especially after many have yet to recover from Tropical Storm Debby. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lindsey Zionts spoke to Red Cross official […]

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Some residents still need shelter in north Florida

By on July 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

One week ago, a tropical storm swept across North Central Florida, flooding many homes and sending resident out of  their homes and into shelters. WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how the Red Cross is still providing shelter for those waiting to go […]

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Red Cross opens distribution sites for supplies while shelters remain open

By on June 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:51 am

  Official Red Cross Press Release: Melanie Saxon (352) 258-6304 Christian Smith (904) 307-7110 Red Cross Opens Distribution Sites for Supplies while Shelters Remain Open The following Red Cross sites are open for distribution of supplies which include coolers, comfort kits, […]

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Clay County damage assessment efforts begin

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Official Press Release Initial reports from damage assessment crews lead county officials to believe the damage reports for flood waters associated with Tropical Storm Debby may exceed initial estimates. Crews assessed the following areas: Aquarius Concourse Arora Blvd. North Bellair […]

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Many residents of Live Oak remain displaced because of flooding

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

The rain from Tropical Storm Debby is causing several rivers in North Central Florida rise putting residents out of their homes. The American Red Cross has opened more than a dozen shelters across Florida including one in Live Oak. The city was one of the hardest […]

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Red Cross staffer recalls Tuscaloosa tornado one year later

By on April 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

By Cameron Taylor – WUFT-FM A year ago today Tuscaloosa, Alabama experienced one of the worst tornadoes it has seen in years.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with North Central Florida Red Cross Emergency Services Program Director Casey Schmelz about her […]

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