RALEIGH, NC (October 1, 2015) – The potential for widespread flooding has The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina preparing its fleet of mobile kitchens and local disaster teams for response. In times of disaster, The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has 20 mobile kitchen unit canteens ready to respond.
Emergency Disaster Services staff and local personnel are closely monitoring weather conditions as a complex system of storms, in addition to potential impact of Hurricane Joaquin, threaten many areas. With these storms heavy rainfall is a possibility, creating flooding in places that are already saturated from recent steady rain.
“At this point, all mobile feeding units and corps across the division are on alert as the potential for flooding is monitored and assessed,” said Mike Patterson, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina. “The Salvation Army is collaborating with emergency management groups at local, county, and state levels to be prepared if relief efforts are necessary.”
The Salvation Army encourages all residents to review their family communication plan and prepare an emergency kit. Helpful information is available on The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services website or at www.ready.gov/hurricanes. The official 2015 South Carolina Hurricane Guide is available for download at www.scemd.org. Individual and family preparedness information is also available at www.readync.org.
For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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About The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” 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. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.