Christ In Action Announces Deployment To North Carolina Following Hurricane Irene
August 29, 2011 - 10:30PM EST - Today the Christ In Action Assessment Team surveyed Kitty Hawk, Wanchese and Manteo areas, assisting Wanchese Assembly of God and local residents to clear trees and debris from yards. In these areas, some stores and businesses are open and many homes and buildings, including the Wanchese AG church, sustained flood damage. as there is much more ground to cover, and in the areas assessed today, most have been taken care of relatively quickly. Click here to view more photographs.
Since we still need to complete the assessment of different areas, at this point we will be scheduling teams for the next 7 days (through September 6). Conditions are hot and humid and the work is soggy, dirty and buggy. Sleeping accommodations are indoors on the floor of a local church. Once you have registered at www.christinaction.com/volunteer, our coordinator will be in touch to confirm times and location. Remember that Christ In Action does not provide transportation to or from our base and work sites.
As of 1:40 PM EST this afternoon, power was still cut to Hatteras Island due to the only supply line to the island being damaged in a few places.
Families and individuals that have been impacted by the storms, and need assistance have several options for getting help:
· Registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov,
· Registering through a web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or
· Calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.
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