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Monitoring Florence

The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina is closely monitoring weather conditions as TS Florence continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean. Initial preparations are being made for possible response across North and South Carolina.

“We have alerted all Salvation Army locations to closely monitor the storm and to be ready for localized response in their service area,” said Mike Patterson, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina. “At this point we are watching, waiting, and preparing for service. We pray that our preparations will not be necessary, but we are ready when called by our emergency management partners.”

In a disaster, The Salvation Army coordinates with community agencies and emergency management officials to strategically provide meals, drinks, and spiritual and emotional care to first responders and disaster survivors. The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has 19 mobile feeding units ready for disaster response.

The Salvation Army encourages all residents in potentially vulnerable areas to review personal safety plans, become familiar with local evacuation zones in coastal counties and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes. Information is available at www.scemd.org and www.readync.org.

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