As local officials continue search and rescue efforts in Greensburg, KS, the American Red Cross is preparing safe shelter, food and relief services for those affected by the tornado.


As local officials continue search and rescue efforts in Greensburg, KS, the American Red Cross is preparing safe shelter, food and relief services for those affected by the tornado.

Red Cross staff, volunteers, emergency response vehicles and mobile feeding units are mobilizing from Red Cross Chapters across Kansas to assist tornado victims. Red Cross workers have set up emergency shelters in the affected Kansas counties, providing food, water and other services.

Due to widespread power and telecommunication outages, family and friends may not be able to reach each other. If you have been affected by the tornado, please visit www.redcross.org and click on Safe and Well to inform your loved ones of your well-being. This secure website provides a way for you to identify yourself as "safe and well."

From a list of standard messages, you can select those you want to communicate to your family members - who may be worried about your safety. If you hear from a loved one in the affected area, you can input their information so other family members will also know their well-being.