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Red Cross monitoring Fay
08.19 TS fay update

The Savannah Red Cross is monitoring Tropical Storm Fay for further development. Currently the storm is a “rain maker” but could develop into Hurricane Fay.

The Savannah Red Cross has alerted its disaster volunteers to stand by in case the area is affected.

“We anticipate the impact of Fay will be minimal in our area” said John Wright, Red Cross emergency services director, “but the Red Cross will be ready to respond to whatever impact, if any, Fay does have on our area.”

Monday afternoon, tropical storm force winds were extending 115 miles outward from the storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. Fay was expected to produce 4 to 8 inches of rainfall over much of Cuba, and totals could top 12 inches in some areas. NHC forecasters are calling for 4 to 8 inches of rain over most of Florida, with as much as 10 inches in spots.

The Red Cross would like to encourage the public to make sure their disaster preparedness plans are complete. There are three steps you can take now to make sure your family is ready.  

1) Have a plan
2) Make a kit
3) Stay informed.

For additional information on hurricane preparedness contact the Savannah Red Cross at 651-5300 or visit