Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The storm brings destructive winds up to 150 mph, heavy rains, and flooding, and is moving inland across Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Tornadoes have also been reported throughout Florida and South Central Georgia.
Team Rubicon deployed a reconnaissance team to Panama City, FL, to evaluate hard-hit communities and identify where our services are needed most. The recon team is equipped with saw kits and heavy equipment to assist local officials with route clearance as needed. The field operations team continues to monitor the impacts from our National Operations Center in Grand Prairie, TX, and have taken steps to ensure the safety of the teams currently serving across North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
Team Rubicon’s response to Florence began on Sept. 19 and more than 765 volunteers have deployed, logging 31,982 hours, and assisting 319 residents – delivering $921,590 in community impact and cost savings. Hurricane relief operations in North Carolina are expected to run through November.
Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall
Florence makes landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane. Team Rubicon deploys a recon team to Wilmington, NC, to survey damage.
Florence Response Begins
After identifying several hard-hit communities in North Carolina, Team Rubicon launches a large scale response and mobilizes volunteers from across the country.
300 Residents Served
More than 300 residents in North Carolina have been served by Team Rubicon, where 765 volunteers have deployed and logged 32,000 hours providing hurricane relief.
Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall
Michael makes landfall in Florida and makes its way across the Southeast. Team Rubicon deploys a recon team to Panama City, FL to assess the damage.
In Lumberton, NC, a team recently spent multiple days assisting Faith, a local resident and mother of three. After helping Faith and her family recover from damage caused by Florence, volunteers also boarded up the home in preparation for Michael as it heads toward the Carolinas. The home had previously survived Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Make a donation to support Team Rubicon’s response to Hurricane Michael and help us empower veterans, first responders, and trained civilians to utilize their skills for disaster relief. Learn more about our impact in communities affected by disasters by visiting teamrubiconusa.org/open.