The American Red Cross has one way you can find out if your loved ones are safe in Puerto Rican shelters after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
"After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier," the website reads.
The organization's website feature allows people to either register themselves as "Safe and Well" or search for family and friends.
American Red Cross workers are on the ground in shelters compiling a list of people on the island who are considered safe with the help of ham radio operators with the American Radio Relay League, based out of Newington.
Here's how you can find out:
- Go to the Red Cross Safe and Well website
- Click on Search Registrants
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- Enter the person's full name and phone number or address
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- A successful search will display the person's first and last name with a brief message
Red Cross will constantly be updating the list so people can keep checking back.