As of this afternoon, a state of emergency has been declared for the state of Georgia.
Emergency shelters have been established in many parts of North Carolina and South Carolina in preparation for Hurricane Florence, and may soon be established in Georgia. Should you or loved ones be in need of emergency shelter as a result of the storm’s impact, please visit the website for American Red Cross for up to date information and to locate a shelter which meets the needs of you, your loved ones and pets, if applicable.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may also be accessed online and is also available in Spanish, HERE. Additional languages are provided on the website by clicking “Languages” under the navigation menu.
You may also use your phone to call 2-1-1, a service provide by the United Way. You may dial 211 from any phone and be connected with resource assistance for your area, including information about emergency shelters. You may also access 2-1-1 online and enter your zip code for assistance. Additional languages are provided on the website by clicking “Languages” in the upper right corner of the website.
If you plan includes seeking emergency shelter, remember to keep important information with you, including prescription medications. If you have pets, remember to keep a current copy of your pet’s vaccination records with you, along with a collar, leash, pet food, and any necessary pet medications.
As always, please continue to stay tuned to local news and weather information in your area for the most up to date information regarding this powerful storm and follow instructions provided by law enforcement and other emergency services personnel.