IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 14:  In this NOAA satellite handout image , shows Hurricane Florence as it made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on September 14, 2018. The National Hurricane Center reported Florence had sustained winds of 90 mph at landfall and was moving slowly westward at 6 mph. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

NCAFP Responds to Hurricane Florence

As you know, many of your North Carolina family physician colleagues have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Florence from damage to their practice, to temporary closures and even evacuations. Today, your NCAFP Foundation leadership established a fund to help offset some of the losses faced by family medicine practices around the state.

To donate to this fund, you can go to our website at https://www.ncafp.com/donations/hurricane-florence/.

All proceeds will be used to provide small grants to family medicine practices impacted by the storm to help offset expenses incurred or assist with patient care needs. We hope you will join us in donating to this fund. If your practice or someone you know needs assistance, please do not hesitate to contact NCAFP EVP Greg Griggs at ggriggs@ncafp.com or 919-833-2110.

In the meantime, here are some resources that may be helpful to you as the state recovers from the storm.

* NC Emergency Management updates can be found at www.ncdps.gov/florence

* You can find a post disaster checklist from AAFP at https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/disaster/Actions-after-Disaster.pdf

* AAFP also has a 3-page PDF on Disaster Response and Recovery for physicians at https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/disaster/DisasterRecovery.pdf

* Additional resources are available from the NC Department of Health and Human Services at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/hurricane-florence