Find Assistance with Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Recovery
Updated: Mar 18
Today begins National Preparedness Month. The purpose of the educational campaign is to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning not just for September but throughout the year.
Preparedness is currently a very real and urgent need for communities along the Southeast U.S. coast given the threat of Hurricane Dorian. Now a Category 5 hurricane off the coast of Florida, Dorian is one of the most powerful and dangerous storms in the Atlantic Basin history.
States projected to be affected by Hurricane Dorian have state-specific assistance information sources:
South Carolina: scemd.org
North Carolina: readync.org
Community Help Finder also offers information on disaster assistance. The page highlights national assistance resources, e.g. American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Preparing for natural disasters such as Hurricane Dorian could make the difference between life and death. Resources such as Community Help Finder can help you find the assistance you need whether for a current emergency, National Preparedness Month, or any time throughout the year.