Major Rick Raymer Reports from North Carolina Beach

Awaiting Hurricane Irene, Major Rick Raymer from the Salvation Army Carolinas Division reports from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

In the Carolinas, 30 mobile canteens are set up and an Incident Command Team, established in Charlotte, is ready to deploy once the storm passes. Mobile feeding units throughout the country stand by, ready to provide hundreds of thousands of meals per day if called upon.

Units have been set up in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Waynesville, Hickory, and Greenville SC. Additional mobile feeding canteens and teams from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee are being relocated to inland areas of the east coast, including the Carolinas and Virginia in anticipation of impacts along the mid-Atlantic coast.

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