Red Cross activates family tracing service for those missing in - WFLA News Channel 8

Red Cross activates family tracing service for those missing in Philippines

Posted: Updated:
The Red Cross has activated its family tracing services. The Red Cross has activated its family tracing services.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - The American Red Cross has activated its family tracing services for those who are looking for missing family members in the Philippines, where a powerful typhoon struck Friday.

Communication is very limited in the hardest hit areas with many phone lines down. If you are trying to reach someone in the Philippines and can not get through, the Red Cross suggests that you keep trying.

If you do not have any luck contacting family members, you can contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross to have them start a tracing case.

When working a tracing case, Red Cross volunteers in the U.S. team up with members of the International Committee of the Red Cross to contact people in disaster-stricken areas, according to American Red Cross Regional Communications Officer Janet McGuire. Sometimes messages are hand-delivered by volunteers.

If you would like to ask the Red Cross to perform a family tracing service, contact Florida's West Coast Region of the American Red Cross at 877-741-1444. The region covers Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, Desoto and Charlotte counties.

Sign up for free breaking news and headline email alerts http://8.wfla.com/18DCEqk













 

 
  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:47:49 GMT
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

    Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:00:28 GMT
    Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
    Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.