Monitoring Hurricane Florence
DATE POSTED:September 12, 2018
We have reached out to our Partner Agencies and staff regarding Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday (9/13) and early Friday as a Major Hurricane of immense size and catastrophic impact. Please note the following:
• As of this morning (Wed. 9/12), the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is predicting that Pennsylvania will not receive major storm impacts from Hurricane Florence, but we must remain alert for storm remnants.
• Hurricane Florence is expected to stall and produce devastating impacts in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and possibly inland into the Appalachia Region.
• With Pennsylvania being saturated from persistent rains in recent days and weeks, and streams, rivers, and lakes already full, we must remain alert for flooding and other impacts from any storm remnants.
• We advise all Partner Agency directors and coordinators to pay close attention to weather updates through the weekend and early next week (Mon. 9/17 and beyond).
• Please also remember that we are entering the peak of hurricane season, and several hurricanes already are in development behind Florence that need to be monitored as well.
• Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is monitoring closely with PEMA and other authorities, and is also preparing to assist severely impacted regions through our Feeding Pennsylvania and Feeding America disaster response network.
• We will send updates to you if conditions change significantly.
Take care and be safe, and we’ll all keep our brothers and sisters in the path of Hurricane Florence in our thoughts, prayers, and response planning.
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