Let loved ones know you are safe from Hurricane Florence

- Hurricane Florence could have a devastating and deadly impact on North Carolina and South Carolina. Knowing that a loved one is safe can make all the difference.

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 mph (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage. Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely dangerous storm for rain and storm surge.

In response, The American Red Cross has activated their Safe and Well website. The site is a way for people affected by a disaster to enter information regarding their welfare so family and friends can check their status.

LINK: Red Cross converts schools into shelters for evacuees

Because people self-register, the Red Cross cannot verify the information and is not responsible for any inaccuracies.

Go to the America Red Cross website and click on "Safe and Well." Or just following this link: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/zf/safesearch/search

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