Post Hurricane Florence Resource Links

Dear NC-ACS Members,

The North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (NC-ACS) has assembled some websites and information to assist you in the aftermath of the epic storm, Hurricane Florence.

If you have insurance, and it is safe to return home, call your insurance company to file a claim. Take photos and videos of all damages before you start cleaning up.

The ACS Response through Operation Giving Back

The American College of Surgeons through Operation Giving Back (OGB) is monitoring the situation and posted on their website as https://www.facs.org/hurricane-florence “we currently have not received a call for assistance for surgical teams to serve in the region as medical volunteers.” As the storm is still wreaking havoc in the region as a tropical depression for the next couple of days, it may be awhile until a viable need for services can be assessed and implemented for surgeon volunteers if needed. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, if you have any information about the region or need for surgical services and/or supplies that you think we should know about, please contact us at OGB@facs.org.”

Homeland Security
This questionnaire on the Homeland Security website may help you identify assistance and/or resources.
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/find-assistance

Disaster Prep 101 Re-entry
http://www.disasterprep101.com/blog/quick-tips-for-reentry-after-a-hurricane-evacuation

FEMA
This is the main page for up-to-date resources and information on the federal response to Hurricane Florence.
https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-florence

Individual Disaster Assistance
North Carolina residents in the following counties may apply for disaster assistance: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne County.
https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance

SBA
https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/hurricane-florence
Find SBA disaster loans and business counseling for people and businesses affected by Hurricane Florence.

Your management team feels a bit powerless to provide any assistance to you and/or your patients. That said, please know that we are here if there is anything at all we can do to help. In the meantime, we are sending our best wishes, thoughts, and prayers as the recovery from this disaster continues.

Your Synergistic Management Team,

Wanda, Janna and Kathy