Hurricane Michael Impact is Catastrophic. Here's How You Can Help. October 2018
empowering: community restoration.
Wednesday morning, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Gulf as a
historic category 4 hurricane affecting the Florida panhandle, parts of
Georgia, and reaching as far north as the Carolinas and Virginia. The
effects of the storm have been catastrophic. HOPE partner, CoreLogic,
estimates that losses from the hurricane could top $4.5 billion:
$1.5 billion to $3 billion of the damages are linked to residential
loss • $500 million to $1 billion is
attributed to commercial loss • Roughly 500,000 policyholders
will be impacted • At least 11 casualties have been
attributed to the hurricane
As with previous disasters, most recently
hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey, and Florence, HOPE Coalition America
through HOPE Inside Disaster, is coordinating with our partners, FEMA
and American Red Cross, to deploy financial disaster relief and
recovery personnel to affected communities to help empower survivors as
they rebuild their lives.
You can support these efforts by making a
donation to our financial recovery efforts here.
Go to operationhope.org
to learn more about HOPE Inside Disaster and how we’re standing with
If you or someone you know has been
impacted by Hurricane Michael, please call the HOPE Coalition America
hotline at 1-888-388-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a certified
financial disaster specialist.