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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 31, 2019) –The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane DORIAN as it continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean. The projected path of DORIAN has shifted northeast, increasing the potential impact on the Carolinas.
“We have alerted all Salvation Army locations to closely monitor the storm and to be ready for local response,” 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 to strategically provide meals, drinks, and spiritual and emotional care to first responders and disaster survivors. The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has 17 mobile feeding units ready for disaster response.
The Salvation Army encourages all residents in potentially vulnerable areas to review personal safety plans, become familiar local evacuation zones in coastal counties, and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes. 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.About The Salvation Army