Hurricane Florence: Flight Attendants Stay Safe

Hurricane Florence: Flight Attendants Stay Safe

September 14, 2018 - Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina, but its crawling pace and overwhelming storm surges are setting up hours and hours of destruction and human suffering -- with dozens desperately awaiting rescue in one flooded city alone.

Hurricane Florence

The Category 1 hurricane, with punishing winds and dumping 3 inches of rain an hour, made landfall at 7:15 a.m. ET near Wrightsville Beach, just east of Wilmington.

Florence's center may linger for another whole day along coastal North and South Carolina -- punishing homes with crushing winds and floods and endangering those who've stayed behind.

'Mangkhut' lashes Guam, authorities assess damage

The powerful typhoon, a massive storm about 900 kilometers wide, is expected to barrel through the northernmost tip of the Philippines early on Saturday, carrying 205 kph wind speeds, and gusts of up to 255 kph.

Mangkhut has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.

AFA EAP is always available

If you would like confidential support, please contact your AFA EAP at 1-800-424-2406.

Check your AFA MEC (AFA airline leadership) website for details about your airline's operations. 

Stay safe, evacuate your area if advised by authorities, and take care of one another.  

Resources to protect you and your family before, during, and after a hurricane can be found at:

If you would like to contribute to the disaster relief fund which reaches Flight Attendants affected by natural disasters, please donate here > 

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