Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Fuel Relief Fund is mobilizing resources in preparation for a potential deployment to the eastern coast of the United States for Hurricane Florence. Slated to make landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia late Thursday or early Friday, Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm with windspeeds of around 130 mph.
Warnings have been issued for dangerous storm surge, flash flooding, and extreme-force winds, and evacuation orders for over a million people across all three states are now in effect. Long gas station lines and fuel shortages are already being reported in the region as people prepare to leave their homes.
For more information on Hurricane Florence and its likely impact, visit NOAA's National Hurricane Center at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Florence.
We will be providingregular updates on FRF's deployment status so stay tuned.
And please consider donating so that we're able to deploy SMARTER, FASTER, and STRONGER to deliver fuel to those who need it most.