As an American I sorta expected a low turn out (only 4 plexes so far). I mean this isnt hati quake or japan triaster or the kosovo massacer is probably why there is such a low turn out. The floods and storms did wipe out a few places off the map but thats a few hundred people not the thousands upon thosands of people who are still without homes in japan. But if you want the know the worst of the damage its the immense ecnomic blockage the flood is going to cause, right now we have freigheters getting told they're going to to be sitting around for MONTHS becuase the mississippi river is on hiatus. Entire highways are preventing the cargo trucks from making thier timely deliveries and with american gas prices the way they are going the long way around isnt ideal for business (though it sure heck beats paying 8 USD in australia for the same gallon
back when it was 2.10$ in the states).
These are things that red cross are not going to be able to fix and it will most likely come at the cost of that companies, insurance, customers, and taxpayers, this disaster is a drop in the bucket in terms of katrina, andrew or the 9/11.
There' isnt even any requests locally from red cross for any help like blood dontations or dontations in general, I do know there are some local policial flarings popping about raiding the rainy day fund up but thats probably the only thing going on aside from our own releif efforts from good neighbors and the FEMA disaster relife organization.
I would like to say that the thought does count ccp, but I feel this effort is almost wasted. At least red cross will put it to good use somewhere else if it comes down to it at least so that in itself is nobel. For all you pod pilots out there thank you but I think you're better off waiting for the next disaster, until then you could donate blood to your local blood drives, that stuff is only good for 3 months in the fidge and the demand for blood is constanst disaster or not and it may save a life in the end espeically if a disaster where to happen and then it wipes out supply.