Sen Thom Tillis Update on Hurricane Florencebladenonline 09/16/2018 0 COMMENTS
Friends and Neighbors,
Parts of North Carolina are seeing an unprecedented amount of rainfall that is causing extremely dangerous situations. Please continue to listen to emergency officials and take the necessary steps to keep you and your family safe. North Carolina has already been granted a Major Disaster Declaration and Public Health Emergency Declaration to streamline recovery and rescue efforts, and I will continue to ensure we have the resources needed to rebuild from Hurricane Florence.
Instructions on how to plan and prepare for severe weather as well as access to real-time weather, flooding, traffic and shelter information can be found at ReadyNC.org.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.
For a toll-free hotline to speak with a trained specialist, call 211. They can provide you information on shelters, evacuation routes, storm clean-up, volunteer needs, and locating food and water. The service is available 24/7.
For road closures, call 511.
For Coast Guard search and rescue, call 1-757-398-6700.
For help finding fuel/gas, visit gasbuddy.com or download the app.
For shelter locations, visit redcross.org or call 888-892-1162.
For volunteer opportunities, visit nvoad.org.
Veteran Hurricane Hotline Number: 1-800-507-4571
Veteran Pharmacy Customer Care: 1- 866-400-1243
*If you have trouble contacting emergency officials, my staff can be reached at (704) 589-7493.