Help the victims of Hurricane Florence by supporting the Red Cross

Help the victims of Hurricane Florence by supporting the Red Cross

Help the victims of Hurricane Florence by supporting the Red Cross

The Red Cross is also deploying vehicles, equipment and relief supplies and will continue to do so until it is no longer safe to travel, according to agency spokespersons. They rescued people in River Bend on Friday.

Donations made to the Charleston Animal Society will support animal rescue efforts in the affected areas of SC.

An anticipated 250 to 350 linemen are expected to help Duke Energy crews restore power.

For updates on Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, click through to the National Hurricane Center. Like I've already seen they ran out of cots in North Carolina.

In fact, they expect to be sheltering almost 100,000 people within the next 24 hours. Fed by the storm surge and rainfall from Hurricane Florence, the Nuese is now at flood stage in and around Kinston and is not expected to crest until later in the week.

The Southcentral Kentucky chapter of the Red Cross as well as First Baptist Church are both happy to accommodate those seeking shelter.

"It's awful", said Mitch Colvin, mayor of Fayetteville, N.C., to the New York Times. "It's just not worth it to me", Duffy said. But Hodge acknowledged the worst was likely yet to come.

Florence is in full effect in the Carolinas, proving to be deadly and devastating.

Hodge said he has closed his business and will leave it closed until the threat of severe weather has passed.

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Our Connor Cyrus checked in on how things were going.

"Most people seem a little more stressed than normal", he said.

Currently, Hurricane Florence has caused at least 14 deaths. "For me, it's important to be in the midst of it and provide the skills that I have, and the compassion for people going through a hard time, it really is a matter of the heart", said Griggs.

The volunteers for the Red Cross are on-call, and while there are almost 50 in North Carolina, Breitbach said there are also volunteers still in Iowa.

Governor Roy Cooper announced the state was accepting donations. donations can be made by texting Florence to 20222 or filling out a web form here. "Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this disaster". "We have stores in these affected areas, so we know many Kroger customers and associates have been personally affected".

Donating money is always a great way to help anyone in need. Appointments can be made by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

There are many organizations and faith-based groups that have active disaster programs and need volunteers.

The members give up their vacation time to volunteer for DART.

Dozens of volunteers from the Hudson Valley are in the areas affected by Florence to help people regroup and recover.

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