Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 14, as a Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 mph. In the first eight hours after reaching land, it dumped more than 14 inches of rain across the state, causing massive flooding. More than 200,000 people in North and South Carolina are currently without electricity, while more than 1,000 have been rescued and 15,000 are staying at emergency shelters. At least 37 deaths have been reported. The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical depression but still brings with it a risk of heavy rainfall, flash floods and landslides as it continues to move its way north.
Our charity partners are working to provide relief to those affected by the storm.
Please donate to Global Impact’s Hurricane Florence Relief Fund to help support relief efforts for those affected by this disaster.
Responding organizations include:
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