Hurricane Florence has brought heavy wind and rain to large parts of the East Coast. Stay informed on the latest warnings, advisories, and the path of Florence with bulletins from the National Weather Service. If you’re in an area that has been impacted by this storm, we recommend the following information and resources:
Monitor local radio and TV for updates. The path of the storm could change quickly and unexpectedly. Follow the instructions of state, local, and tribal leaders.
Avoid driving through flooded areas. Follow these tips if you're affected by flooding.
Communicate with friends and family. Tell them where you are riding out the storm, and how you will let them know you’re safe. Remember that it may be easier to send a text message than make a phone call.
Prepare for power outages. Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting, and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to check food temperature when the power is restored. Learn how to keep food safe during and after an emergency.
Apply for disaster assistance. You can complete an application online or call 1-800-621-3362.
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