Hurricane Dorian: Resources & Links for North Carolina

September 4, 2019 | By Riddle & Brantley Accident Injury Lawyers
Hurricane Dorian: Resources & Links for North Carolina Hurricane Dorian Update for North Carolina: Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina - Riddle & BrantleyHurricane Dorian continues to move up the United States coastline, and North Carolina’s eastern coast may be hit with high winds, rain and storm surge as soon as late today and Thursday. The storm is projected to impact North Carolina as a Category 1 or 2 hurricane, which means that wind speeds may reach 110 miles per hour. Governor Roy Cooper and the federal government have issued States of Emergency for North Carolina, and evacuation orders are in effect for several municipalities: Click here for North Carolina Hurricane Dorian evacuation orders Central and eastern North Carolina residents are urged to take precautions as Hurricane Dorian approaches. For the latest information on Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact on North Carolina, you can learn more here: ***To report an emergency, please call 911 immediately***

Shelters & Food Assistance for North Carolinians Affected by Hurricane Dorian

North Carolinians forced to evacuate can seek shelter and food assistance by calling 211 or 888-892-1162 More information on Hurricane Dorian shelters and food assistance for North Carolinians can be found online: click here for NC shelters and food assistance.

Hurricane Dorian Safety Tips 

Hurricane Dorian is not a threat to take lightly. Protect yourself and your loved ones by following these safety tips provided by Duke Energy:
  • Avoid downed power lines and electrical wires — Power lines and electrical wires pose a serious risk and touching them, or nearby water can result in life-threatening injury. Avoid downed power lines and electrical wires and keep in mind that they may be hidden beneath floodwaters.
  • Have a plan — Develop an emergency plan and emergency supply kit. Make sure that you and your loved ones understand the plan and stay in communication. ReadyNC.org has more information and resources you can use.
  • Turn off your circuit breaker or fuse box — If your home, business, or place of shelter is threatened by flooding, cut the power. Electricity and water do NOT mix and can be life-threatening.
  • Do not travel across roads or streets flooded with water. Your vehicle may stall or be carried away by the depth and force of the water.

Riddle & Brantley is Ready to Assist Victims of Hurricane Dorian

Our North Carolina attorneys are ready to assist in cases in which insurance companies deny legitimate claims associated with Hurricane Dorian.  Our website has information about how to prepare and handle these claims. Please stay tuned to our blog for more information as the situation develops.
“Please be smart and stay safe during Hurricane Dorian. Riddle & Brantley is ready to help in the aftermath however we can.” -Gene Riddle
As always, be smart and stay safe.