Hurricane Florence

When Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas in September 2018, tens of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed and many families lost everything. The storm caused devastating amounts of rainfall and catastrophic flooding. It dumped more rain on North Carolina than any prior storm on record!

As an initial response in anticipation of catastrophic damage and flooding from Hurricane Florence, IRT pre-positioned 6,080 disaster health kits at evacuation centers in North Carolina. Immediately following the storm, IRT delivered 10,848 ready-to-eat meals into the hardest hit areas.

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North Carolina
Population below poverty line:
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
Under five mortality rate:
Physicians Density:
Life Expectancy:
School Life Expectancy:
Literacy Rate:
GDP per capita:
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
Unemployment rate:
10.38 million
% without health insurance:
18% (2014)
% of persons living in poverty:
15.4% (2016)
% of high school graduates:
Median household income:

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