Following Hurricane Michael’s landfall, first responders are beginning search and rescue efforts in Florida as the storm continues to move through the southeast.
“Right now what we need is neighbor helping neighbor,” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “We deploy resources and responders, but we know often times it is neighbors who are the first people to help those in need.”
As Michael continues to move through parts of South Carolina and North Carolina today, the storm could drop several inches of rain before moving back out to sea.
With more than 3,000 personnel responding to Hurricane Michael, FEMA is working with other federal, state and local officials as response efforts continue throughout the day.
Commodities are staged in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina with additional supplies being readied should there be a request. Additionally, utility crews from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Louisiana and Pennsylvania have mobilized to begin restoring power as soon it is safe to do so.