“This was a storm of unprecedented proportion. The images and stories from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are devastating. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who have lost loved ones and have seen their homes damaged or destroyed by the storm surge and floodwaters.”
“With forecasters warning of more coastal and inland flooding, we urge people to take the necessary precautions to keep their families safe.”
“Our focus now must be on ensuring public safety and helping communities recover. We can all do our part to help the victims. Consider making a donation to the Red Cross, or other reputable charitable organization helping with the relief effort.”
Red Cross disaster relief: http://www.redcross.org/
USGS river and stream flow information: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov
FEMA flood safety: http://www.ready.gov/floods
21st century flood protection: http://www.americanrivers.org/initiatives/floods/
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.