Hurricane Florence Response

In response to Hurricane Florence, GER3 is deploying two disaster response specialists to North Carolina with response and recovery equipment (including water pumps, boats for access and rescue as needed, clean-up kits, telecommunications equipment, personal protective equipment, and more). GER3 will be targeting support to especially vulnerable families affected by the flooding in North and South Carolina. Our team will work with community members to identify most vulnerable families, understand what their needs are and provide support to get them back into their homes as quickly as possible. Likely support includes:

  • Temporary boat rescue
  • Muck outs and debris clearance
  • Pumps (for pumping water from homes)
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Clean-up kits
  • Identification and supply of contractors to support with mold remediation and targeted building repair (e.g. drywall).

GER3 is looking forward to partnering with other organizations in the area to have a deep impact on targeted families. If you are interested in supporting GER3's efforts in response to Hurricane Florence, please contact Aliisa Paivalainen at

More updates to come!

Google Maps Image: 2:10pm EST, September 14.

Google Maps Image: 2:10pm EST, September 14.