Hurricane Dorian is currently a Category 2 hurricane moving northwest along the southeastern coast. Dorian is projected to move along the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and southeast Virginia through the week. Dangerous storm surge, high winds, and flooding rain are expected. Please stay tuned into your local radio and news networks for the latest updates and information. Heed all warnings and mandatory evacuation orders from local officials.
10 Quick Tips for Staying Safe:
- Don’t go into flood water.
- Don’t let children or pets drink flood water
- Seek safe and dry shelter—Stay inside until local authorities give the OK to go outside.
- Wash hands regularly.
- Drink only clean water. Bottled water is the best option. If not available, boiled or bleach-disinfected water are the next best options (see the FDA resource below for boiling and disinfecting instructions).
- Eat only safe food. When in doubt, throw it out!
- Don’t eat food that has been in flood water.
- Check on your family and neighbors.
- Check on your pets.
- Above all else—Keep yourself healthy and safe.
Remember that if the electricity is out, the food in your refrigerator could be unsafe for consumption. When in doubt, throw it out!
Hurricane Dorian Resources & Links
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How to Help
If you’d like to volunteer to assist communities ravaged by this year’s hurricanes, please donate through a trusted organization. At the national level, many voluntary-, faith-, and community-based organizations are active in disasters and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. Individuals, corporations, and volunteers can learn more about how to help on the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) website.