ICNA Relief‘s Disaster Response Team’s message to the community is “Be prepared and do not panic.” The uncertain path of Hurricane Irene makes it difficult for officials to make vital decisions. As a news channel reported North Carolina Governor telling reporters to “not create an unnecessary scare among people”.
Currently, a hurricane watch is in effect for much of the North Carolina coast. However, at this point no inland mass evacuations are ordered, however, situation may change in the coming days. As a major Islamic faith-based agency focused on domestic programs, ICNA Relief is ready to assist those impacted by this disaster. ICNA Relief has experienced and committed disaster response workers who, supported by local Muslim communities, are carefully monitoring the situation. We are on standby and will immediately activate our disaster response teams to help affected communities.
FEMA would like disaster relief agencies to deliver the following message:
“FEMA encourages everyone, regardless of whether they live in a hurricane-prone area, to take steps to ensure their family, homes and businesses are prepared for a possible emergency. Important items to have ready in case of an emergency include a battery-powered radio (like a NOAA Weather Radio), flashlight, extra batteries, medicines, non-perishable food, hand-operated can opener, utility knife and first aid supplies. Important documents, such as medical records, contracts, property deeds, leases, banking records, insurance records and birth certificates, should be copied and kept in a safe place.”
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