Hurricane Florence Recovery

Hurricane Florence caused wide-ranging effects on North Carolina and the people that DHHS serves. 

If you want to help:

  • Visit to learn how you can volunteer to help with Hurricane Florence recovery.
  • Monetary donations to assist with Hurricane Florence relief efforts are still being accepted through the NC Disaster Relief Fund. You can also text "Florence" to 20222.

If you are in need of, or are receiving, behavioral health care:

  • If you are uninsured or are a Medicaid beneficiary, you can access care by calling your regional behavioral health Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO).
  • SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 that 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.
  • Learn more about other behavioral health resources available from DHHS and our partners.

If your medical practice was damaged:

  • The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation (NCMSF), with the generous support of partners and donors, has established a program to aid medical practices impacted by Hurricane Florence as they repair and rebuild.


Please visit the NC Department of Public Safety website and follow these accounts on Twitter for updates: