The American Red Cross will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with our sister society, the Italian Red Cross, and the International Federation, and stands ready to provide further assistance if requested. The Italian Red Cross has not yet asked for international assistance.
At 3:30 a.m. a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the city of L'Aquila in central Italy, 75 miles northeast of Rome. It's the worst earthquake to hit this region in nearly 30 years.
According to recent reports at least 90 people have been killed and 400 injured.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - The Red Cross continues to provide families with food, water, blankets, shelter and emotional support, nearly a month after the powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy's Abruzzo province.