As the extent of damage and loss of life caused by Hurricane Katrina is still unfolding, the American Red Cross is launching the largest mobilization of resources for a single natural disaster involving thousands of trained disaster relief workers, tons of supplies - and shoulders on which to lean.
The Red Cross is anticipating a sustained disaster relief effort. Already, nearly 70,000 evacuees have been provided shelter in more than 230 Red Cross shelters - from the panhandle of Florida, across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Texas.
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