>Hurricane and storm effects continue far inland with heavy rain and flooding.
>Many rivers in the East are running high as it is, surrounded by already sodden ground.
Prepare for MORE than 3 days on your own before help arrives/power is restored.
>Donating to trusted nvoad.org charities
>Offering to house evacuees
>Pre-registering with an approved group before volunteering.
Cash is king: Donated goods take up the time of first responders.
Text messages uses less space on the network than calls. They also conserve your phone's battery level.
>Tell people the hurricane won't be that bad
>Treat survivors differently based on politics
>Encourage spontaneous donation of goods (that overwhelm responders) instead of cash
>Promote a gofundme (which are often fraudulent)
If you're in a voluntary evac area, I strongly suggest going early. It's easier.