By: Portlight , 7:31 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is now forecast to intensify to a CAT 2 hurricane and effect the Florida panhandle sometime Tuesday and Portlight is ready to respond.
John Wilbanks, a long time Portlight member and instrumental in many of the things we do will be heading to Panama City tomorrow afternoon along with a team from Yankee 1, a relief organization made up of retired miltary to provide relief services and SAR if that becomes necessary. John's website, Stormjunkie.com, will be streaming video of operations in the strike zone; you can see what Portlight's teams are doing here.
We are also reaching out to the disability community in Haiti and rekindling old relationshps there in the aftermath of Isaac's passage of that island. With over 300,000 still displaced after the earthquake of two years ago, the need there will be great.
People are suffering as a result of Isaac, and more are certain to be affected, and with your help we're going to help them.
As always, your support is critical. It's difficult to imagine disaster before the fact. But we are encouraging you to try. Please help as you can. Unserved, under served and forgotten people are counting on you. Seriously. With your help, we are able to serve those who fall through the cracks.
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