CLEARWATER, Fla. — Flooding continues to be a major issue across the Carolinas a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall.
- Beachside Hospitality Group sending donations to North Carolina
- 83,000 without power; 5,300 remain in shelters
- Storm Season 2018
A local group from Clearwater is aiding in storm recovery.
Slightly more than 83,000 people remain without power in North Carolina and about 5,300 people remain in shelters. There are 3,400 National Guardsmen from 13 states activated in North Carolina right now and another 3,100 active from the NC National Guard.
Recovery is slowly taking hold - in some locations.
Storm damage will be in the billions in both South and North Carolina, according to estimates.
With so much of the Carolinas in need, people near and far are donating and lending a hand.
A truck full of donations is headed north today out of Pinellas County.
The staff at Crabby's Dockside knows full well how a storm impacts a community as they were in this position a year ago.
So as soon as Florence hit the Carolinas, the staff brought in a moving truck and started collection donations. They gathered non-perishables, cleaning supplies, hygiene products and even toys to take to the hurricane-weary Carolinas.
"I have family in Fayetteville so I’m seeing first-hand on social media the things that they’re going through," said Julia Casino, with Beachside Hospitality Group. "But it’s also just a neighborly thing. We really want to promote a sense of community and this is a great place to live so we just want to spread the love up to North Carolina."