Watching Emily


Posted on August 3rd, 2011 by Gloria Huang

As Tropical Storm Emily makes its way across the Dominican Republic and Haiti today, we are watching the storm closely to see how it develops. Red Cross response teams are on standby in Haiti, where ongoing disaster risk reduction programs are also helping Haitians prepare for hurricane season.

There is a chance that Emily will weaken as she moves over high terrain in Haiti and the DR. Here at the Red Cross, we are watching her every move to anticipate the response that will be needed.

You can watch with us as well – take a look at these infographics and links that explain how hurricanes are formed and what their life cycles tend to look like:

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