BOOTS ON THE GROUND: The Trump Administration mobilized thousands of Federal employees who are working to protect lives and restore power impacted by Hurricane Florence.

  • Nearly 20,000 Federal employees have been mobilized to assist with Florence recovery.
  • The Department of Energy is working with 40,000 individuals from 19 States and Canada to restore power to the region, and is seeing significant progress in its efforts.
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has deployed 136 personnel, successfully installing or pre-positioning over 110 generators, with more expected.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has conducted over 2,000 rescues in the region and is sheltering nearly 15,000 people.
  • The Department of Defense has assigned approximately 13,000 personnel to support the recovery, including some 6,000 active-duty personnel and more than 7,000 National Guardsmen.
  • The Coast Guard has over 3,000 personnel in 27 helicopters, 11 fixed wing aircraft, 14 cutters, and 35 shallow-water craft. To date the Coast Guard has saved over 400 lives and 200 pets.
  • The National Guard has performed or supported more than 535 rescue and evacuation missions in North Carolina.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control have deployed dozens of teams to the region to treat the sick or injured and prevent illness.

GOVERNMENT-WIDE RESPONSE: The Trump Administration is conducting an ongoing and Government-wide effort response effort in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is beginning to assess more than 100 priority sites impacted by the storm.
    • EPA is deploying a Superfund reconnaissance team to conduct visual inspection of Superfund sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to open facilities that were closed by the storm.
  • The Small Business Administration has announced assistance for homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes, and is opening a business recovery center.
  • Federal authorities are working with private partners such as the American Red Cross, which has deployed 3,000 workers from across the country.

PREPARED FOR FLORENCE: President Trump and his Administration were prepared for Hurricane Florence, prestaging numerous resources and planning Federal assistance.

  • President Trump activated and prepositioned thousands of Federal employees, including more than 1,000 from FEMA, and worked with State and local partners to prepare.
  • President Trump approved emergency disaster declarations to allow for protective measures for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
    • The President later approved Major Disaster declarations for North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • The Federal Government prepositioned huge amounts of resources in the area to help prepare.
    • FEMA forward-staged meals, water, cots, blankets, and other resources throughout the region ahead of Florence.