Hurricane Dorian Information

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Disaster Resources

  • Download the FEMA app.

  • Prepare your home and family for an emergency- Ready NC , Ready.gov , CDC.

  • Information about resources, recovery, etc., searchable by location

  • Department of Health and Human Services has launched a Hurricane Dorian webpage with resources.

  • Affected by a natural disaster? Start here- FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Checklist

  • Airbnb’s community is offering free short-term housing to those impacted by the Hurricane. Open your home or Find a home.

  • Effective September 3, Medicaid is allowing for early refills of prescriptions. NC Medicaid enrolled pharmacy providers have been approved to fill these prescriptions early and will follow applicable co-pay requirements. This early refill is being allowed while the Governor’s State of Emergency order remains in place to ensure that all Medicaid beneficiaries have access to necessary medications.

  • Lyft is offering discounted rides using code DORIANRELIEF for those evacuating to local shelters. Read more here.

  • Medication assisted treatment is available- Individuals receiving medication assisted treatment from an opioid treatment program may take home additional doses for treatment or receive guest-dosing at another licensed opioid treatment program.  Other locations can be found in the Central Registry. 

  • Shelter for medically fragile patients is open- A 50-bed State Medical Support Shelter (SMSS) for medically fragile patients is now open in Clayton. Individuals who need active monitoring, management or intervention from a medical professional to maintain their health must contact their county emergency management office to request placement in the SMSS.  

  • Behavioral health services are available- Anyone in need of or receiving behavioral health care who are uninsured or are a Medicaid beneficiary can access care by calling their regional behavioral health Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO). They can also call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990. It is available year-round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 

  • Disaster Legal Services.

  • Know your employment rights - Disaster Unemployment Fact Sheet

  • Renting a home and affected by a natural disaster? Know your rights. Rights of Tenants After a Natural Disaster

  • Food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster. Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

Volunteer to Help

  • Join NECHAMA with Hurricane Dorian- Southeastern Coast Assessment

  • Become a Disaster Volunteer with The Red Cross.

Senior Outreach

  • Jewish Family Services is working to contact older adults who are isolated and/or without family in the area to make sure they are prepared and feeling safe. If you are concerned about an older adult, give us a call at 919-676-2200, email us, or fill the “request support” form below.

Host a Family/Find a Family

Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services, in collaboration with the Wake County congregations, is coordinating matching evacuees with host families.

  • If you are a Jewish family living in the Raleigh-Cary area and would like to host, please contact your synagogue with your contact information:

  • If you evacuated to the Raleigh-Cary area due to Hurricane Dorian, and ARE looking for a temporary home to stay in the Jewish community:

    • please fill out the “request support” form below or contact JFS by email or phone- 919-676-2200.

Request Support From Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services

Please be advised that JFS does not provide emergency services. If you are experiencing a life threatening or other crisis situation, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. 

Please fill out the following form completely so that we can gather the necessary information to determine the best support for your needs. JFS Phone, email messages and requests made on this website will be returned within two business days. If you would like to reach Jewish Family Services via phone during regular business hours, please call us at 919-676-2200.

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