Hurricane Matthew Relief
Last week, Hurricane Matthew landed in North Carolina and did not leave us unscathed. Here in Durham County and The Triangle, we were very lucky considering what is happening to our neighbors in other parts of the state. As of today, there are 20 storm related deaths in North Carolina. Here's some up-to-date information regarding affected areas:
- Evacuations in Moore County, Lumberton, Princeville, Kinston, Lenoir County, Vass and Goldsboro
A boil water advisory has been issued for Sanford, Lee County and parts of Wayne and Johnston County
3 parts of I-95 remain closed in Fayetteville/Lumberton area due to flooding, 1 part of I-40 near Benson also closed
Eastern towns could experience flooding throughout the week.
About 77,000 Duke Energy customers remain without power across the state
Some schools remain closed, including Cumberland County and ECU
Officials are assessing dam over-topping, breaches and failures throughout the state, particularly in Hoke, Moore, and Bladen counties.
Even though the rain has stopped and the skies are clear, levee and dam ruptures and breaks have caused continued and worsened flooding throughout the state. Some areas are still expecting further flooding through the weekend. Families are suffering displacement and all areas are in desperate need of food, clean water, blankets, pillows and other countless supplies.
OUR NEIGHBORS NEED US! Click here to link to an article in the Charlotte Observer that offers several opportunities for you to join in relief efforts. These include volunteering or donating your time or money with several different organizations. We are so grateful for our safety, let's express that gratitude by offering help to others!
We urge you to please help with relief in any way you can!