The Americares emergency response team in North Carolina is delivering essential medicines and relief supplies for families evacuated for Hurricane Florence. The response team was in Raleigh Saturday morning packing a shipment of hygiene products including toothpaste, soap, shampoo and adult diapers for a medical shelter in Clayton, N.C. A shipment of 1,400 first aid kits and 800 hygiene kits shipped to North Carolina. Multiple shipments of hygiene and first aid kits have been prepared in Americares Stamford headquarters for distribution in hard hit areas.
American National Red Cross
The Red Cross is providing safe shelter and comfort for evacuees across six states and we have mobilized about 2,000 trained disaster workers. Working with partners, the Red Cross has served 47,000 meals and snacks in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Red Cross is mobilizing nearly 100 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and supplies, including 100,000 ready-to-eat meals and enough cots and blankets for more than 42,000 people.
The Humane Society of the United States
Their HSUS Animal Rescue Team is in full response mode, coordinating efforts with partners to empty shelters in the path of the storm and facilitating the transport of animals to safety. They are helping partners move animals to shelters in Maryland, Tennessee, New Jersey, parts of Virginia, Michigan and other locations ahead of the storm, which is expected to make landfall this week.
In preparation for Hurricane Florence, Team Rubicon’s National Operations Center (NOC) is holding regular planning calls and readying members across the southern part of the country. They are pre-staging equipment and personnel outside of the forecasted affected areas.