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UPDATE: Help Hope Heroes Support Hurricane Florence Victims

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UPDATE: Help Hope Heroes Support Hurricane Florence Victims

UPDATE (12:10pm EST, Friday, Sept. 14): As of approximately 7:15 am EST, Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC, as a Category 1 Hurricane. With maximum sustained winds at 90mph, and gusts reaching 110mph, she has slowed to a near crawl, moving at only 3mph.

According to CNN, as of Friday afternoon, Florence has:

  • Prompted calls for over 350 water rescues in New Bern, NC
  • Taken out power to more than 500,000 customers in North and South Carolina, emergency officials said.
  • Forced 26,000 people into more than 200 emergency shelters across the Carolinas.
  • Forced more than 60 people to evacuate a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after part of the roof collapsed, city officials said.
  • Prompted 4,000 National Guard soldiers and 40,000 electric workers to mobilize in response.
  • Canceled more than 1,100 flights along the East Coast on Friday and Saturday.

NC Governor Roy Cooper said, “It’s getting worse. It’s going to continue its violent grind on our state for days.”

Hope Heroes is actively working with organizations and individuals across the East Coast to deliver supplies and aid as soon as it is safe to enter the impacted areas. You can support our work by donating here.

 

Hurricane Relief Fund directly supports those working to save lives, provide food, water, and shelter, bring medical aid, and give HOPE to those impacted by the storm.

Stay tuned for updates.

You Save Lives and Hope to Victims!

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(Original Post: 10am EST, Thursday, Sept. 13)

Though Hurricane Florence has gone from a Category 4 Hurricane to a Category 2 Hurricane, the area of hurricane-force winds has expanded, meaning that more areas will experience winds of over 74mph. The storm surge threat has grown to a whopping 13 feet, and it is estimated that the storm will dump over 10 trillion gallons of water in North Carolina alone.

The devastation is unknown at this point, but it is imminent.

Hope Heroes is stockpiling supplies, arranging transport, and collecting donations to support the storm victims. And we need your help.

Make a donation NOWYour donation to the Hope Heroes Hurricane Relief Fund directly supports those working to save lives, provide food, water, and shelter, bring medical aid, and give HOPE to those impacted by the storm.

Stay tuned for updates.

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