All of us at the National List® of Attorneys (The NL) are keeping those in the path of Hurricane Florence in our thoughts. Whether you are under evacuation or doing business with someone who has been displaced, we are here to help our clients through the storm.
How We Can Help
As a centralized hub of communication, The NL helps ensure business continuity even during emergencies like Hurricane Florence. If your offices are or will be closed, let us know of any changes to your contact information and operating status so we can coordinate with you about new and ongoing claims.
If you are trying to work with one of our clients that has been displaced in the area affected by the storm, we typically have back up contact information for people, even if their company email servers might be down. The NL will be available to respond to your needs and questions about claims, and to help you keep in communication as needed with others in the path of the storm.
All NL data is continuously backed up to the Cloud on secure, decentralized servers, ensuring 24/7 availability and confidence. We hope that most of you are prepared for emergencies with similar backup systems, but in the event you experience any data loss, we are ready to assist with the recovery.
Hurricane Watch Report from CBS News
In case you haven’t heard, The National Hurricane Center issued its first set of Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches Tuesday, 9/11, for the East Coast as Hurricane Florence continues moving toward North Carolina. The “extremely dangerous major hurricane” is predicted to hit the coast late Thursday or early Friday morning, dropping as much as 30 inches of rain in some areas. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Hurricane Florence had maximum sustained winds of about 139 mph and gusts of 167 mph. Both the Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches cover the area from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, north to the North Carolina-Virginia border, according to a statement issued Tuesday. A Storm Surge watch means the possibility of “life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland” over the next 48 hours.
Evacuations of coastal North Carolina began at noon Monday, with Dare County officials calling for the entire county to evacuate. Other counties are evacuating low lying and flood prone areas. South Carolina is also seeing a mass exodus, after the state’s governor ordered a mandatory evacuation of the coastal counties. “Life-threatening flash floods” are now being predicted as the storm brings “very heavy, prolonged rainfall” across a large portion of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic. This could be the most powerful storm to threaten the U.S. mainland this year and the first of its magnitude in 29 years to strike the Carolinas.
For all those affected, we hope that you and your families are in a safe place and that we will hear good news from you soon.
Your Friends at The National List of Attorneys