Crews Are Mobilizing Across The Carolinas To Help In Florida

CHARLOTTE, NC. — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency because of the possible impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Crews are mobilizing across the Carolinas to help in Florida. Duke Energy tells WCCB 500 linesmen and women from the Carolinas are going to Florida.

Trucks are being loaded at the Lowes distribution center in Statesville to send supplies. Especially water, sand, generators, flashlights, batteries and gas cans.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has trucks filled with supplies and equipment. They’ve notified all 2,000 volunteers that they’ll be going to Florida sometime this weekend.

“Bibles, resources, literature that can encourage people going through a potentially catastrophic event in their lives,” says Josh Holland with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team.

Mann Travels is a travel agency. They say cruise lines have already started announcing itinerary changes. Airlines are also reaching out to them.

“They are waiving change fees and letting people know that they might want to be proactive, change their reservations, shift them a day or two so that they avoid the problem,” says Roni Fishkin with Mann Travels.

Jacques Indekeu lives in Charlotte but is traveling to Fort Lauderdale. He planned to fly back to Charlotte on Tuesday.

“American has already offered waivers for that, so I might have to adjust my plans,” says Indekeu.