With Category 4 Hurricane Florence expected to hit the North Carolina coast on Friday morning, PFFPNC is distributing this e-newsletter to readers.
“While North Carolina is no stranger to hurricanes, Florence appears to be a storm of historic size and destruction,” said PFFPNC President Tom Brewer, who produced a short video giving an overview of IAFF/PFFPNC services. “We are not only hoping and praying for those in teh path of the storm, including fire fighters, EMTs, fire responders and their families, but we are putting services on the ground to help our members and their communities.”
Brewer reports the IAFF opened a Disaster Reflief Center at the Charlotte Fire Fighters Association Union Hall on Wednesday to serve as an on-the-ground response to PFFPNC members across the state. A Center also has been set up in Greensboro.
Services provided by the IAFF include financial assistance to members who are displaced from their homes due to the storm, providing limited generators for power outages, providing tarps to members who need those for roof leaks, providing clean water and providing peer support counseling in times of disaster. Other goods or services as needed by an on the ground assessment.
PFFPNC will provide updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages and in next week’s e-newsletter.