Hurricane Dorian - September 3, 2019
Sevenly wants to provide up to the minute information about Hurricane Dorian! Here is what we know today -
Hurricane Dorian is a slow-moving hurricane that battered the Bahamas for days. The tremendous winds and rain left many homes destroyed in its wake. Rescue efforts are still in full swing and World-Changers like Chef Jose Andres and our cause partner Convoy of Hope are leading the charge to be sure that residents are fed and cared for during this intense time. Here in the US, concerns remain that Dorian will affect residents in Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.
There is some good news! Several Florida counties are calling off mandatory evacuations as Dorian travels closer to the state's coast. Evacuation for Marin County has already lifted mandatory evacuation orders, while Palm Beach County expects to lift orders by 4 PM today and St. Lucie County’s is scheduled to lift at 6 PM today. Emergency Operations are currently being scaled back, though help is still at the ready. There have been no reports of power outages at this time.
There is still great concern for residents in South Carolina. Although Dorian has been downgraded to category 2, winds of up to 110 miles an hour with gusts much greater than that could create emergency situations. Even if the eye of the storm doesn’t make landfall in South Carolina, the Midlands could still feel effects as tropical-storm-force winds currently extend 175 miles from the center of the hurricane, according to the National Weather Service.
Those in South Carolina's coastal areas are still in the cone of uncertainty and being advised to evacuate according to an article from The State.
For South Carolina’s Lowcountry including Charleston and Hilton Head, the National Weather Service, has issued a hurricane watch warning. Our own Sevenly CEO is currently putting up storm shutters with plans to evacuate with his young family.
You can help by supporting our cause partner Convoy of Hope who has already deployed disaster relief teams in the Bahamas and the US! We will continue to provide updates as we receive information on where relief is needed most.
Convoy of Hope regarded for their scalable distribution model, Disaster Services teams, six international warehouses, and Mobile Operations Center, Convoy of Hope is consistently among the first to respond to disasters throughout the world. Millions of survivors have been helped thanks to the local churches, businesses, government agencies, other nonprofits, donors, and volunteers who make our work possible.
In 1998, they responded to their first disaster — flooding in Del Rio, Texas, after Tropical Storm Charley. Since then, they have responded to all manner of hurricanes, typhoons, ice storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods in the U.S. and throughout the world. Their goal? To give people help and hope in times of great need. Since then they’ve responded to more than 370 disasters and have had the opportunity to bring food, water, ice, emergency supplies, and long-term solutions to families reeling from tragedy. Remind the world that Every Person Matters and support this incredible organization now.
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