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Red Cross: Here's how to help those affected by Hurricane Laura

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 4:50 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into “an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane," The National Hurricane Center said.
Laura is expected to strike Wednesday night into Thursday morning along the Louisiana-Texas border. (NOAA via AP)
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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 4:50 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into “an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane," The National Hurricane Center said. Laura is expected to strike Wednesday night into Thursday morning along the Louisiana-Texas border. (NOAA via AP)
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Red Cross: Here's how to help those affected by Hurricane Laura
Inundated with inquiries about how to help, Red Cross officials gave guidance Wednesday on how individuals can help those affected by Hurricane Laura. "The safest and quickest way is through a financial donation, which will provide shelter, meals, relief supplies and more," Red Cross New Orleans officials said Wednesday. Additional opportunities on how to help will be announced in coming days as crews assess the damage left behind by the powerful Category 4 hurricane. Red Cross is also looking for volunteers to help those impacted by the disaster. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here. Those wishing to make a financial donation can do so by visiting redcross.org, calling 800-RED-CROSS or testing LAURA to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The hurricane made landfall in southwestern Louisiana early Thursday, bringing with it catastrophic storm surge and extreme winds. The National Hurricane Center warns storm surge from Hurricane Laura could reach an "unsurvivable" 20 feet in parts of Texas and Louisiana, capable of engulfing entire communities.The extent of the storm's damage is still widely unknown, but daylight will provide a first indicator to what forecasters predict to be a disastrous scene.

Inundated with inquiries about how to help, Red Cross officials gave guidance Wednesday on how individuals can help those affected by Hurricane Laura.

"The safest and quickest way is through a financial donation, which will provide shelter, meals, relief supplies and more," Red Cross New Orleans officials said Wednesday.

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Additional opportunities on how to help will be announced in coming days as crews assess the damage left behind by the powerful Category 4 hurricane.

Red Cross is also looking for volunteers to help those impacted by the disaster. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.

Those wishing to make a financial donation can do so by visiting redcross.org, calling 800-RED-CROSS or testing LAURA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The hurricane made landfall in southwestern Louisiana early Thursday, bringing with it catastrophic storm surge and extreme winds.

The National Hurricane Center warns storm surge from Hurricane Laura could reach an "unsurvivable" 20 feet in parts of Texas and Louisiana, capable of engulfing entire communities.

The extent of the storm's damage is still widely unknown, but daylight will provide a first indicator to what forecasters predict to be a disastrous scene.