• Hurricane Florence is bringing torrential rain, wind, and 6-foot floods to the Carolinas. Here's how you can help the victims

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Florence is sweeping the Carolinas, with some models anticipating more than 50 inches of rain and 80 mph winds in certain areas.
    The National Hurricane Center 's predictions of both "catastrophic" flooding and "life-threatening" storm surges has kicked emergency relief efforts into high gear. Thus far, 1.7 million people have been required to leave their homes in the coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and millions of homes have been put under official watch or warnings for extreme weather conditions.
    Although its wind speed has weakened, the hurricane...
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  • How to help Hurricane Florence victims: 10 things you can do right now

    How to help Hurricane Florence victims: 10 things you can do right now

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The slow-moving hurricane made landfall early Friday. Relief groups and charities are already mobilizing to help those in need.
    As Hurricane Florence dumps water and high-speed winds on the Southeast, anyone glued to the Weather Channel may be having flashbacks to a little over a year ago, when hurricanes Maria , Harvey, and Irma devastated the United States and Puerto Rico. The true cost of Hurricane Maria is apparently still being debated , but with FEMA funds being diverted , it seems pretty clear that communities will need extra help to recover from the slow-moving Florence, which made...
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  • How Social Media Can Help During a Hurricane

    How Social Media Can Help During a Hurricane

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    In the wake of Hurricane Florence , retweets, livestreams, hashtags have quickly become part of the emergency disaster kit, alongside flashlights, bottled water, and batteries.
    Social media has become a pivotal tool for people to monitor the storm , stay updated on evacuations, and to contact family and authorities. During Hurricane Harvey in 2011, flood victims ignited rescue efforts by contacting emergency workers via Twitter, Facebook , and NextDoor.
    However, when fear and uncertainty are rampant, Facebook and Twitter feeds can become inundated with misinformation and dangerous hoaxes...
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