Convoy of Hope Responds to Hurricane Michael: Team to Arrive in the Affected Area this Week

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Convoy of Hope is deploying to Florida ahead of the storm, prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael. The Category 3 hurricane is predicted to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with life-threatening storm surges, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.

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“The predicted storm surges in combination with the wind damage could cause catastrophic destruction and mass power outages. Convoy of Hope is prepared to provide emergency resources immediately following the disaster,” says Jeff Nene, Convoy of Hope’s nationals spokesperson.

Convoy of Hope is deploying to Florida in preparation for Hurricane Michael. The Category 3 hurricane is predicted to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with life-threatening storm surges, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.

Convoy sent two truckloads of supplies from their World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri, this afternoon.

“The predicted storm surges in combination with damaging winds could cause catastrophic destruction and mass power outages,” says Jeff Nene, Convoy of Hope’s national spokesperson. “Convoy of Hope is prepared to provide emergency resources immediately following the disaster.”

Convoy has advance staff in Florida assessing the situation and establishing a distribution location. Additional disaster response team members will move in on the heels of the hurricane and set up a central distribution site as soon as the storm clears the area. The site will have food, water, hygiene kits and other disaster relief supplies to help those affected by the storm.

Hurricane Michael is predicted to move inland across the southeastern U.S., with additional rainfall falling in areas already affected by Hurricane Florence. Reports show the Carolinas may see 3 to 6 inches of rain, which could cause additional flash flooding to the hardest hit areas. Convoy’s disaster services team is still in Wilmington, North Carolina, assisting the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-­based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 15 consecutive years. Convoy of Hope has served more than 100 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.

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