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By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Samaritan’s Purse sends two teams for Hurricane Florence disaster relief

As Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc, Samaritan’s Purse is sending two Disaster Relief Units and ten pieces of support equipment to assess damage in the hardest-hit areas of the Carolina coastline. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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New Orleans border patrol ‘taking an active role in Hurricane Florence relief efforts’

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in New Orleans is taking an active role in Hurricane Florence relief efforts throughout the Carolinas. Teams from the New Orleans Office of Field Operations (OFO), U.S. Border More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Charter sending $1.35 million for Hurricane Florence relief

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Hurricane Florence: Direct Relief sending cash, medical supplies to US East Coast

Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available its current inventory of more than $100 million in medications and other medical products in response to the unfolding emergency on More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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How to find safe water then a hurricane or bad weather knocks out facilities

The methods for implementing safe water supplies in developing countries might also apply to the Carolinas during Hurricane Florence, says a Purdue University water supply and sanitation expert. Wind, rain and flooding More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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North Carolina power outages began before Hurricane Florence made landfall

Power outages are increasing for electric cooperatives in North Carolina as Hurricane Florence draws closer to the coast. As of 9:30 p.m., the network of electric cooperatives, which includes 26 locally owned More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Texas Border Patrol deployed for rescue help after Hurricane Florence

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Mobile Response Team deployed today to North Carolina to assist in law enforcement support, urban search and rescue efforts as Hurricane Florence approaches the Atlantic More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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FEMA issues safety tips, warning ahead of Hurricane Florence disaster

As Hurricane Florence approaches the coastal United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging those in low lying and flood-risk areas to plan and prepare for potential flooding. Hurricane More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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FEMA working with Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture on new Vieques ferry landing

FEMA has partnered with the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture to develop a conceptual urban design plan for the Vieques ferry landing, where many tourists embark to enjoy the small island’s More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley attacks President Trump, Kathy Kraninger for transferring $10 million from FEMA to ICE

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) revealed this week that President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) transferred nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) budget to Immigration More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Georgia Power issues statement on Hurricane Florence, sending assistance after landfall

As the East Coast prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Florence in the coming days, Georgia Power is actively monitoring the storm and coordinating with emergency partners, including GEMA and the Mutual Assistance More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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NASA issues infrared look at Hurricane Florence

All eyes were on Hurricane Florence Wednesday as the Category 3 storm barreled toward the U.S. East Coast. NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument was watching, too, and captured new imagery More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Hurricane Florence nears US Coast as experts watch Isaac and Olivia

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay When a major hurricane threatens to make landfall in the United States or its territories, the U.S. Geological Survey mobilizes quickly to produce science on the go. USGS experts More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Customs and Border Patrol prepare for Hurricane Florence

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Mid-Atlantic states is preparing for Hurricane Florence. CBP activated Casey Durst, the Baltimore Field Office Director, as the agency’s Lead Field Coordinator for More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Hurricane Florence: Colleton County School District in South Carolina closes

Hurricane Florence photo/ NASA Colleton County School District administration has decided that schools will remain closed through Friday Sept. 14 to allow students, staff, and their families time to prepare for More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 9th, 2018
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Hurricane Maria Relief: Samaritan’s Purse sends aids to victims in Puerto Rico

In the year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse has helped some 351,000 hurricane victims—more than 10 percent of the More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Understanding the Aftermath of a Flood and its Psychological Impact

It was in late-August of 2017 when the US was hit by Hurricane Harvey. Unprecedented amounts of rainfall took a toll on Houston, one of America’s largest cities. The rainfall, which totaled up to 60 inches, More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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How to Prepare for the Unexpected

There are many things in your life that you know are coming. You are taking a vacation next summer so you start saving. You look into travel, accommodations, and what you want to do while you are there. Or, you More...


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