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Hilo Home Loses Roof in Thunderstorm

March 26, 2018, 3:52 PM HST
* Updated March 26, 3:56 PM
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Volunteers with the American Red Cross are responding to a roof blown off a residence in Hilo.

Red Cross disaster volunteers are heading to the scene to meet with affected residents and ensure their immediate emergency needs for food, shelter and clothing are met.

Caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation. Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at redcross.org/hawaii, or a brochure can be requested by calling (808) 734-2101.

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