Since it made landfall on Friday as a Category 1 storm, Florence has impacted countless lives in North Carolina and other parts of the region, and its impact continues to grow
In New Bern, North Carolina alone, more than 4,300 homes and 300 businesses were damaged or destroyed, and 455 people had to be rescued from floodwaters over the weekend.
The situation is dire in other cities, too. According to emergency officials, 23 truckloads of military meals and bottled water were delivered overnight to Wilmington, North Carolina, which had been nearly cut off from the rest of the state by floodwaters. Residents waited for hours outside stores and restaurants for water and other basic necessities on Monday.
You can help in several different ways. One way is by making a donation to the American Red Cross.
You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
You can text 90999 and type Florence.
(Charges will appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Must be 18+ years or have parental permission. Message & Data Rates May Apply. See redcross.org/m for full terms & details.)
You can mail a check to:
ABC7 Hurricane Florence Relief
P.O. Box 5967.
Glendale, CA 91221
Make your checks out to the American Red Cross and put "Florence Relief" in the memo line.
You can also donate by clicking on this link: redcross.org/abc7la/.
MORE WAYS TO HELP FROM ABC 11 IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA:
Click here to find out how to make a monetary donation to relief organizations serving Florence victims.
Click here to support the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina as it feeds those impacted by Florence.
If you'd like to donate supplies to help victims in New Bern, click here to find out what is needed the most.
Displaced pets also need your help; click here to find what pet supplies and volunteer services are most needed at animal shelters.
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