Salvation Army of Carolinas Monitoring Tropical Storm Julia

September 14, 2016
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

Salvation Army of Carolinas Monitoring Tropical Storm Julia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tropical Storm Julia formed off of the coast of Florida and Southern Georgia overnight September 13 and made landfall along the Georgia coastline. The potential for heavy rain for the South Carolina coast and low-country of South Carolina has The Salvation Army of the Carolinas closely monitoring the storm and making initial preparations for response. While localized rainfall impacts are expected to be 3 to 6 inches some areas could see isolated amounts up to 10 inches of rain. 

“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. “The Salvation Army collaborates with emergency management at local, county, and state levels to be prepared if relief efforts are necessary.”

In times of disaster, The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has 20 mobile feeding units ready to respond to provide hot meals, cold drinks, snacks, and emotional and spiritual care to people impacted.

The Salvation Army encourages all residents to review their family disaster plan and stay informed. Information is available at www.scemd.org and www.readync.org. For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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