THE Salvation Army across the south-west of the USA is closely monitoring weather conditions as Hurricane Florence continues its path in the Atlantic Ocean. Most recent reports indicate that the hurricane may make landfall at near Category 5 strength along the North Carolina coast. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
As in past disasters, The Salvation Army coordinates with community agencies and emergency management officials to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors.
Major Chris Flanagan, from The Salvation Army’s National Capital and Virginia Division. ‘We are ready to respond locally in coastal areas and beyond, where heavy rainfall and potential flooding may impact wide areas in Virginia. We pray that our preparations will not be necessary, but we are ready when called by our emergency management partners.’