How to help Hurricane Sally victims along the Gulf Coast

Hurricane Sally
Flooding from Hurricane Sally. Photo submitted

The sun is out, but the damage is far from over. Hurricane Sally is the first hurricane to make landfall in Alabama since Hurricane Ivan in 2004, exactly sixteen years ago. Relief efforts are still underway to pick up the pieces—here’s how you can help victims weather the storm.

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Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Join United Way of Central Alabama’s Financial Stability Partnership as they host Plan & Prepare: Disaster Preparedness Workshop. At this free event, learn how to be better prepared as an individual or family, document storage tools, receive tips to build an emergency kit, and create a disaster checklist. The lunch and learn will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Representatives from ABC 33/40, ServisFirst Bank, 211 Connects Alabama, Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services Disaster Preparedness, Jefferson County EMA, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Jefferson County Department of Health will be present. Please register for this free event at https://www.uwca.org/event/disaster-preparedness-speed-networking-free-lunch-learn/.

How you can help these 4 Alabama organizations including the Red Cross with disaster relief from Hurricane Florence

BHam Now Florence
Alabama Power crews are staged safely throughout Georgia and ready to respond when Florence makes landfall. Alabama Power crews of about 350 linemen left Tuesday at the request of Duke Energy, as forecasters are predicting Hurricane Florence will cause major damage along the east coast.

Hurricane Florence is a Category 2 storm and will hit the east coast somewhere between the South and North Carolina coastline. Although the exact path cannot be pinpointed more than 5 million people are under a hurricane warning and evacuated the area. Continue reading “How you can help these 4 Alabama organizations including the Red Cross with disaster relief from Hurricane Florence”