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Friday BP, 9/14/18: How you can help victims of Hurricane Florence

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall along the southern part of the East Coast this morning, primarily along the North and South Carolina coastlines, and it is supposed to be a big one. And that’s not just in terms of the usual destructive forces of a hurricane, such as high speed winds.

It’s literally bigger than the state of North Carolina, and like Hurricane Harvey last year, this storm is expected to move very slowly, dumping torrential amounts of rain which will cause flooding inland in addition to the storm surge expected at the coast which could be higher than nine feet in some places.

Here are a few ways you can help:

Donate to the Red Cross here. There is a drop down box where you can either choose to make a general donation or make one specific to hurricane relief efforts.

https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/

You can donate to Habitat for Humanity’s Hurricane Florence relief efforts here:

https://www.habitat.org/newsroom/2018/habitat-humanity-prepares-response-hurricane-florence

If you are nearby and want to volunteer to help, or if you aren’t and want to help support the efforts, you can check out the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster here:

https://www.nvoad.org/

Our thoughts are with all of you who are in the affected areas. Please be safe and reach out if you need anything.