Hurricane Isaias - Good360

HURRICANE ISAIAS

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Hurricane Isaias made its U.S. landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, NC, on August 3 as a Category 1 hurricane with wind speeds of 85 mph.

  • Isaias moved through the islands of Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, and Cuba causing widespread flooding.
  • A tropical wave became Tropical Storm Isaias on July 30, making it the ninth earliest named storm on record.
  • On August 1, the storm made landfall in the Bahamas, weakened to a tropical storm before paralleling the east coast of Florida and Georgia and impacting the Carolinas and the entire East Coast.
  • The hurricane produced heavy rainfall, minor storm surges, and tornadoes throughout all of the East Coast states and Canada.
    Isaias moved north at a brisk 22 mph at landfall up to nearly 40 mph when it hit Pennsylvania. This speed would carry it from the Carolinas to Canada, across 16 states.
  • Shelters opened in most impacted states but were closed within 24 hours.
    Eighteen people died in storm-related incidents, due to fallen trees and flooding: 15 in the contiguous United States, two in the Dominican Republic, and one in Puerto Rico.
  • In Puerto Rico, several towns were left without electricity and drinking water. There were multiple confirmed tornadoes from North Carolina to New Hampshire, with powerful winds knocking out the power to over 3 million customers along the East Coast.

Good360 continues to work with the National and State VOADs to identify nonprofits working on the ground to assess and respond to the damage caused by this storm. At this time, it appears the significant impacts were power outages, wind damage, and scattered flooding. Our product needs are based on those impacts.

Our goal is to provide critical goods to the right people at the right time during all phases of a disaster. The Good360 disaster team is working hard to mitigate waste and inefficiencies while assisting victims of these natural disasters in returning to a normal life. We can amplify every dollar contributed by a minimum factor of 10, meaning that for every $10 donated, we can distribute at least $100 in needed goods.

Current Needs:

  • Insulation
  • Flooring
  • Dry wall
  • Shingles
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Fixtures
  • Household goods

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

NONPROFITS

If your organization is in need of products for Hurricane Name response, please complete this brief form so we can determine how to best respond to your needs.

COMPANIES

Hurricane recovery could take years. Make a commitment now to donate critically needed goods to maximize recovery efforts. Email Jim Alvey at jalvey@good360.org or click below.

INDIVIDUALS

Cash donations are critical because they allow responding organizations like Good360 to provide the right support at the right time. 

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