Photo credit: NOAA National Hurricane Center
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 2, 2020) –As Tropical Storm Isaias brushes the Florida coast and continues up the southeast US coast, all 49 units of The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina are on standby, ready to respond. Additional watches and warnings will likely be issued later today by the National Hurricane Center as Isaias is expected to move northward along the southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts. Isaias is expected to track north of the Carolinas by Tuesday afternoon. For the lastest information visit the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov
”Our trained officers and disaster services staff continue monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias and stand ready to meet the needs of impacted communities,” said Lt, Colonel Jim Arrowood, divisional commander of The Salvation Army of the Carolinas. “We are praying for the safety of people in the path of the storm and will continue to pray as we are called in to provide care after the storm passes.”
The Salvation Army encourages all residents in potentially vulnerable areas to review their family preparedness plan, become familiar with local evacuation zones in coastal counties, and stay alert to the guidance of local emergency management officials. Information for personal disaster planning is available at www.scemd.org and www.readync.org. For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.