Disability Rights North Carolina is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence to anticipate the impact it will have on North Carolinians — including people with disabilities, older adults and others with access and functional needs. We are monitoring to make sure that everyone is aware of necessary safety precautions and that vulnerable populations are at the center of all planning throughout disaster response and recovery. Try to stay informed and heed the warnings of state and local officials as the storm approaches.
In case of a hurricane-related emergency, please dial 211. Only dial 911 in case of TRUE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.
Below is a list of resources that may be helpful for the safety of you and your families:
- Helpline Center
- Ready √ (includes a listing of accessible shelters)
- PORTLIGHT Inclusive Disaster Strategies
- American Red Cross Shelters
- FEMA: Disaster Assistance
- NC Emergency Management
- Veterans Case Management
- Lutheran Services Carolinas Disaster Case Management
- Legal Aid Disaster Center
- List of shelters
- Google Crisis Map
Below is a list of NC interpreters who are available to interpret related to Hurricane Florence. The spreadsheet has all the details.