Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has left the Bahamas, leaving the islands in total devastation and in a humanitarian emergency. Dorian is heading to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Rising water levels, flash floods, storm surge and high winds are cause for concern. The LIVOAD (Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is monitoring the storm as it continues and will share information from regional and national partners to ensure they provide the most meaningful support possible. The National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) website has an active page on current responses which can be accessed by clicking here.




Donation Information

Please remember and remind others to donate responsibly – unnecessary donations can do more harm than good. Cash is best. Click here for an article published after Hurricane Harvey that can help guide well-meaning individuals wishing to donate.

Donations to National VOAD partners means you’re donating to vetted, experienced, and dedicated professionals. Here’s a link to a list of these organizations. Please visit their websites to see who is or plans to be involved in Dorian efforts.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

The American Red Cross has a page set up specifically for those wishing to donate to Dorian response and recovery efforts.


To connect to national organizations seeking volunteers: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD),

National VOAD members respond to disasters in the United States and around the world. Register with a National VOAD member to volunteer. Find a complete list of National VOAD members HERE. Just a friendly reminder to please BE PATIENT. You will be contacted once National VOAD has had an opportunity to assess the damage and identify unmet needs.



The American Red Cross’ “Contact Loved Ones” page tips for and assistance with contacting those in the storm’s path.

The Florida VOAD Facebook page shared information on how to request volunteer cleanup support following Dorian.



2-1-1 across all affected areas is operational. If someone you know needs help, they can call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There may be a wait, but calls will be answered. In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects people from all communities to essential health and human services—24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 will remain open and ready to provide local information about evacuation routes, shelters, food and water, health resources, and other needs throughout the storm.

Below is a list of standard resources in the states expected to be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Each resource will likely be continually updated as more information and resources become available.  Each state has active 2-1-1 Call Centers and Databases that can be accessed.  In the event a 2-1-1 center must evacuate, back-up will be provided by 2-1-1s around the country.


Hurricane Preparedness:

Shelter Locations:

Learn how to be prepared for high winds, flooding, power outages and more.

North Carolina

North Carolina 2-1-1 Disaster Resources:

Updates from the State of North Carolina, including evacuation orders:

Download the Ready NC Mobile Application:

South Carolina

South Carolina 2-1-1 Disaster Resources:

Updates from the State of South Carolina, including evacuation orders:

Download the SC Emergency Manager Mobile Application:


Virginia 2-1-1 Resources:

Updates from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management:


NE Georgia 2-1-1 Resources:

Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency Updates:


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