Everything this week has been about Hurricane Florence of course. What's the path? Wind speed? Who has to evacuate? What is FEMA going to do in the aftermath? And with all of the bad news we hear about in general, it's the good news that I really need right now. Humanity shows it's best and worst in times of crisis and I've been choked up all morning reading stories about the helpers: those moving the elderly out of harms way. The people taking in the shelter animals and donating food for the ones displaced and stranded in and around the storm. Complete strangers in other parts of the country already reaching out to help. People are still good.
The line of folks waiting to pick up foster dogs for the weekend so coastal shelters can evacuate here before #HurricanceFlorence. Many more behind me. Sometimes humans are okay. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/niyCRDygOV— Ali Standish (@AliStandish) September 12, 2018
Yesterday on our Facebook page, we received this message & photo from a Houston, TX citizen. The Wilmingtonian who sent the box recognized it and they connected through our page. A little sunshine during the storm! #HurricaneFlorence2018 pic.twitter.com/G9UZ3yCqsw— Wilmington NC (@CityofWilm) September 13, 2018
DHEC received this photo of an elderly couple being evacuated by an #EMS crew from a SC coastal nursing home. We are grateful for the incredible crews still assisting with safe medical evacuations. #HurricaneFlorence pic.twitter.com/rVoMLfdswX— SCDHEC (@scdhec) September 12, 2018