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Associations activate disaster plans for Hurricane Florence

Sept. 28, 2018
By James Cullum

While the hurricane-force winds have died down and the flooding waters are finally receding, associations are doing their part to help recovering communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The storm trundled through communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia beginning on Sept. 10, killing more than 40 people and dumping up to two feet of rain.

The American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division—in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Legal Aid of North Carolina—have hundreds of volunteers staffing a telephone hotline between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. Hurricane survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with North Carolina lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help.