As of Tuesday 18 September 2018, County Manager David Cotton has lifted the mandatory evacuation order.
It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community United. As Hurricane Florence came ashore last week causing catastrophic damage to homes and communities across Eastern NC—producing over 25 inches of rain in some areas—United Way of Onslow County will be here helping families face devastating losses from the historic flooding with an eye toward long-term recovery in the coming months and years.
The most destructive of its kind to affect communities across all of our service area since Hurricane Hazel in 1954, Hurricane Florence has left a wake of destruction in its path—but there is hope. By raising funds to aid in relief efforts, engaging community leaders or mobilizing partners to help with on-the-ground long-term recovery, United Way offers hope and help when it is most needed.
United Way of Onslow County has established The Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund to address the needs of those affected by this devastating storm. The fund will assist those affected in Onslow County. 100% of the contributions will address immediate and long-term needs to help our neighbors and our communities.
Power is still out for thousands, homes and businesses are flooded, and the effects are just beginning to unfold. United Way of Onslow County has a history of aiding in long-term recovery after natural disasters. Long-term recovery and rebuilding takes time and money to re-establish a healthy, functioning community.
Organizations needing funds to support the recovery effort, please utilize the forms attached. Phase 1: September 19 - 25; Phase 2: September 26 - TBD.