Save the Children Stands Ready to Help Hawaii Kids and Families as Powerful Hurricane Lane Closes in

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 24, 2018) — As Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii, producing 100-plus mph winds, torrential rains, flooding and landslides, Save the Children is preparing to help children and families threatened by the powerful storm.

Save the Children is assembling its emergency response team and preparing essential child-focused supplies, should they be needed, as well as communicating with Hawaii state officials, FEMA and the Red Cross to assess children’s immediate needs in response to Hurricane Lane.

“We know that children are the most vulnerable during natural disasters, and Hurricane Lane is no different,” said Jeanne-Aimee De Marrais, Save the Children’s senior advisor for U.S. emergencies. “Our thoughts and hearts go out to the people of Hawaii as Hurricane Lane approaches. We are urging families to be safe and heed evacuation orders. Save the Children stands ready to help children and families impacted in the days and weeks ahead.”

As the national leader for children in emergencies, Save the Children deployed emergency response teams in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the earliest days of those unprecedented 2017 disasters. Save the Children emergency response teams set up child friendly spaces in evacuation shelters, coordinated emergency distributions of child-centric materials, and played a leading role in getting children back to learning and returning to normalcy.

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