Hurricane Florence caused catastrophic flooding and damage in the Carolinas. Here’s what you need to know about the storm and how to help people who were in its path.
Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Sept. 14, 2018 with 90+ mph winds. Moving at a menacingly slow pace, Hurricane Florence shattered rain records, dumping more than 35 inches of rain (that’s 8 trillion gallons) over parts of North Carolina and causing massive flooding.
Source: ABC News
More than 30 people, including several children, were killed in the slow-moving storm. Nearly 2 million people had to flee their homes, and thousands are still displaced or without power.
Rivers are still rising from Florence’s pounding rain. Inland flooding—the most common cause of deaths after a hurricane—remains a risk throughout the Carolinas.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Why? The needs of survivors vary greatly disaster to disaster—and even day to day—so a cash donation to a vetted organization is the quickest and safest way to get help where it’s needed. You can learn more about how to help people affected by Hurricane Florence in this infographic, which can also be downloaded and shared on social media.
Source: GlobalGiving + USAID Center for International Disaster Information
Fuel Relief Fund is giving gas to stranded evacuees and first responders for cars, generators, and medical equipment. World Central Kitchen, Inc., is serving hot meals. And Circle of Health International is delivering cash grants to women and children caught in the eye of the storm with scarce escape options. They need your help to continue and expand their life-saving work in the Carolinas. [Read one first responder’s account.]
Donate to the Hurricane Florence Relief Fund to support vetted organizations on the ground in the Carolinas. The Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving will ensure your gift reaches those most in need now and over the long haul.
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