Resources to help you get through Hurricane Florence

Resources to help you get through Hurricane Florence
Tropical Storm Florence
Shelters/ Temporary Housing for People and Pets: 
  • Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds
  • Team Stinky Kiss Rescue 
    • Pairs community members with both people and animals so that everyone has a safe place to stay. Facebook group 
  • Airbnb Activates Open Homes Program for Hurricane Florence
    • This program facilitates free temporary housing in GA, NC, SC, and VA to evacuees. These $0 listings are available until October 1. Airbnb will continue to expand the territory of Open Homes listings if and where needed, or as requested by local officials. Use this link: https://airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/hurricane-florence-2018 -  
      • In SC, communities are eligible to take part in the program and list their homes for free to evacuees and emergency relief workers in the following areas: Columbia Metropolitan Area, Greenville and Spartanburg Metropolitan Area.
      • In GA, Atlanta Metropolitan Area and Augusta Metropolitan Area                                                         
  • Fort Gordon has 7 shelters set up on the installation with 1100 cots available

    • One shelter is presently supporting 57 U.S. Coast Guard personnel from Miami, 1 U.S. Navy personnel and 36 Federal Law Enforcement Personnel from Brunswick, GA. 

    • Fort Gordon is prepared to provide shelter to soldiers and their families from Fort Stewart, Fort Jackson, Fort Benning, Fort Bragg and other military installations as required. 

Technology/Apps: 
  • SC Emergency Manager Mobile App  
    • The official app of SCEMD. It is designed for users to build their own emergency plans, to keep track of supplies and to stay connected to loved ones. In addition, coastal residents can now “Know Your Zone” instantly using the maps feature as well as locate the nearest emergency shelters when they are open. The tools section features a flashlight, locator whistle and the ability to report damage to emergency officials. The SC Emergency Manager can function without the need of data connection, which is useful when basic utilities are offline.  https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/mobile-applications/   Apple App Store  Google Play
  • Xfinity WiFi by Comcast hotspots open to the public during Hurricane Florence
    • To help first responders and the community stay connected, Xfinity WiFi hotspots will be open to the public in Charleston, Savannah, and Augusta until noon on Monday, September 17 Find an Xfinity WiFi Hotspot Near You
  • Zello Walkie Talkie App
    • Called Zello, the app lets you use your phone as a walkie-talkie or two-way radio as long as you have a network or WiFi connection. Users can join channels and instantly send messages or photos, and the app even works over older 2G networks.

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