After Florence rolled through North Carolina, leaving more than 26 dead, homes damaged and businesses destroyed, state officials are asking for help.
Dr. Mandy Cohen, the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, spoke at Governor Roy Cooper’s press conference Tuesday afternoon asking for volunteers.
So far, 26 people have died from the storm in the state of North Carolina. Still more have passed away in South Carolina and one person died in a tornado spawned by the same storm system on Monday in Virginia.
Emergency responders rescued 2,200 people as of Tuesday, along with nearly 600 animals. There are around 10,000 people staying in shelters, with still more staying with friends and family.