Charlotte, N.C. (October 10, 2016)—The Salvation Army is closely monitoring flooding conditions in eastern and central North Carolinas as it continues response from Hurricane Matthew. While Hurricane Matthew is long gone, the impacts to people across the two states is significant. Historic flooding is forecast for eastern North Carolina river basins.
“The Tar River is predicted to crest on Wednesday or Thursday of this week at 27 feet—Hurricane Floyd crested at 29 feet,” said Major Kenneth Morris, area command of The Salvation Army of Greenville, NC. “We are ready to respond wherever we are needed."
The Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens (canteens) are responding in communities impacted by the hurricane and flooding, providing meals, drinks and spiritual and emotional care to first responders and disaster survivors in partnership with community agencies and emergency management.
Currently 24 mobile feeding kitchens are in the Carolinas, with more on the way from other divisions. We have been responding to the needs of the community for several days, but our response has just begun. We are here, we will be here as long as we are needed.
The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish.
We are praying for our communities in North and South Carolina.
The Salvation Army encourages all residents in potentially vulnerable areas to review personal safety plan.
Individual & Family Preparedness Information:
www.ReadyNC.org – homepage for NC Citizen Corps/NC Dept. of Public Safety/NC Emergency Management (NCEM), including real-time weather and road conditions, power outage status and weather safety tips.
https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/ - Select Region for Road condition information in North Carolina.
http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/ - An interactive map of the state that includes an address search feature to determine the flood risk at that location.
www.scemd.org – the Homepage for South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD).
Real-time road conditions and the enhanced 511 Traveler Information System are available at http://www.sc511.org/
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