Hurricane Florence is being called a "storm of a lifetime" as it makes its way toward the East Coast. Evacuations are being ordered across the coastline and literally millions of people are evacuating the Carolinas in preparation of this storm's arrival.
As Hurricane Florence approaches the coast, we will continue to provide updates on its strength and progress here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
As North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia prepare for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, a lot of people are wondering how they can help our neighbors to the East.
Until the hurricane has passed, there will be no way to know exactly how to respond or what will be needed. However the American Red Cross has already set up a donation page that is available if you would like to help out financially. You can CLICK HERE to donate now!
Also, beware of GoFundMe accounts or other site claiming to be collecting funds for hurricane relief. Only donate to a trusted agency such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, or other well known charitable organization, to ensure that your contribution goes to those who need it.
We cannot stress this enough: #Florence poses a very serious threat to people who live far away from the coast. Heavy & long-lasting rainfall 🌧️could lead to CATASTROPHIC flooding🌊 in inland parts of NC, SC, VA & possibly other states. Are you prepared? https://t.co/tXKco1XEd1 https://t.co/tgV6Fp3Dt0— NWS (@NWS) September 12, 2018
What we know about #Florence:— Hurricane Tracker App (@hurrtrackerapp) September 12, 2018
> It will approach the NC coast as a major hurricane
> Uncertain whether it will make landfall on NC
> Increasing chance Florence nears NC coast then moves south and affects SC and GA
> Heavy rain and storm surge will be life-threatening pic.twitter.com/m8Cg0cFJf4
Red Cross: www.redcross.org
The National Weather Service: www.weather.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov
Ready North Carolina: Family Preparedness: www.ReadyNC.org
North Carolina Road Conditions: www.ncdot.org/traffictravel
NC Department of Insurance: www.ncdoi.com
Virginia | Ready.gov: www.ready.gov/virginia