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The Salvation Army Remains Prepared As Hurricane Arthur Becomes a Memory

Local and state officials have reported minimal impacts following Hurricane Arthur’s Independence Day landfall along the coast of North Carolina. Emergency crews continue to make progress in restoring isolated power outages and impacted areas. The latest information is available at www.readync.org

The Salvation Army Serves Area Residents after Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday night at Shackleford Banks, N.C. as a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds. It was the first Category 2 storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Ike in 2008. A hurricane warning and tropical storm warnings are in effect for many areas along the storm’s path.

The Salvation Army Prepares Response to Hurricane Arthur

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into a hurricane early Thursday morning. As the center of the storm shifts, its impacts are moving closer to the North and South Carolina coastline. Conditions continue to deteriorate along the North Carolina coast.

The Salvation Army Monitors Tropical Storm Arthur

As Tropical Storm Arthur makes its projected movement up the east coast, The Salvation Army is prepared to respond to the impacted areas if the need arises. Organization personnel along the coast are preparing canteens (mobile feeding units) for the potential to provide hot meals, cold drinks and snacks to those affected. While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services: food service, emotional and spiritual care and emergency assistance.