How to Help: Donate a meal to Hurricane Florence evacuees

Over 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate from areas being threatened with catastrophic destruction due to Hurricane Florence which is now impacting the coasts of North and South Carolina. Over 1 million people were ordered to evacuate ahead of #HurricaneFlorence. Experts warn it could be the "storm of a lifetime" in some areas.…

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Incredible Video of Plane Flying Through Hurricane Florence Eye-Wall

This time-lapse video of "Hurricane Hunter" captured on Monday shows what it is like to fly into the eye of Hurricane Florence. https://twitter.com/NOAA_HurrHunter/status/1039521323654021120 If you are in the projected path of Hurricane Florence you can find emergency shelter by texting "SHELTER" and your zip code to 43362. https://twitter.com/fema/status/1039881167225409537

Hurricane Florence Volunteer Opportunities in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence, expected to make landfall on Thursday night on the Southeast coast of the USA, is threatening to be one of the most devastating hurricanes in recent times. https://twitter.com/NWSEastern/status/1039196471692877830 Over 1 million people have been evacuated so far as the large storm approached the coastline. https://twitter.com/AirlinkFlight/status/1039568877447987210 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq7rKSVLwE0 It's never too early for people to … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Volunteer Opportunities in North Carolina

Mandatory Evacuation Ordered for Entire South Carolina Coast due to Hurricane Florence

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered by the Governor of South Carolina for the entire coastline of the state beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 11. https://twitter.com/henrymcmaster/status/1039240393584402432 https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1039227746323316736 If you are on the coast of South Carolina or in line of predicted landfall for Hurricane Florence, do not take any chances. Be sure to … Continue reading Mandatory Evacuation Ordered for Entire South Carolina Coast due to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence likely to make Landfall Thursday Night

Hurricane Florence is strengthening in the the Atlantic Ocean, predicted to make direct landfall in either Northern South Carolina or North Carolina coasts. The storm is now a category 4 hurricane, expected to reach land on the eastern coast of the USA sometime on Thursday night. Hurricane Florence rapidly intensified from a category 2 hurricane, … Continue reading Hurricane Florence likely to make Landfall Thursday Night

Mendocino County Fires threaten Lakeport, Clearlake, surrounding areas

A wildfire erupted west of the town of Lakeport, CA on Monday afternoon, with flames rising 20 feet into the air. At this time it has burned 68,000 acres of land, thousands of people have been evacuated and 10,000 homes and structures are at risk. https://twitter.com/Antigone/status/1023698688848195584 https://twitter.com/FrancesWangTV/status/1024133060030124032 https://twitter.com/CityofLakeport/status/1024112115148181504 A Disaster Fund for Mendocino County has … Continue reading Mendocino County Fires threaten Lakeport, Clearlake, surrounding areas

4 Maps for Tracking Carr Fire in Redding, CA

Updated with additional map of areas under mandatory evacuation: Many people have been asking about maps for tracking the fire currently threatening and moving into the 90,000+ populated city of Redding, California. Here are 4 maps I've found with different ways of viewing data. Carr Fire Activity Map This map is quite comprehensive with the … Continue reading 4 Maps for Tracking Carr Fire in Redding, CA

Fire Threatening Redding, CA and How to Help

https://twitter.com/ABCLiz/status/1022916708351148033 Last night, the City of Redding, California began evacuating residents because of a tremendously large fire moving towards the city. At the time of this writing, 38,000 residents (Redding has an official population of over 90,000) have now been said to have evacuated, 500 buildings have been destroyed, many more damaged, 2 brave and … Continue reading Fire Threatening Redding, CA and How to Help

The way we treat each other is how we will treat the environment.

Since last September I have had the honor and privilege to know and work with Dr. John Francis (aka "Planetwalker"). Today while I was walking, something he said in his Ted Talk inspired deep reflection. Towards the end of the talk he said "The way we treat each other is how we will treat the environment. … Continue reading The way we treat each other is how we will treat the environment.

What do you value most?

In his TedTalk titled “The way we think about charity is dead wrong,” Dan Pallotta made a statement which inspired me to deeply question something about us humans. His talk was about the issue of how society views charitable and philanthropic work, in relation to how the normal business world works. He said, “You know, you … Continue reading What do you value most?