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Sep 22, 2018, 12:51 ET Sutton Plant Update: Conditions remain stable

Aerial and ground level inspections of Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton Plant in Wilmington confirm that conditions at the plant are stable during ongoing...


Sep 21, 2018, 16:02 ET Ross Stores Donates $150,000 To The American Red Cross For Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) announced today that the Ross Stores Foundation is making a $150,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross to...


Sep 21, 2018, 13:48 ET Andersen Donates $75,000 to Support Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

On behalf of the Andersen enterprise, the Andersen Corporate Foundation has made a $75,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the people and...


Sep 21, 2018, 13:18 ET Farmers Insurance® Responds to Hurricane Florence

As the Carolinas continue to reel from Hurricane Florence, Farmers Insurance® has deployed catastrophe claims teams and its Mobile Claims Center...


Sep 21, 2018, 11:44 ET Chatham County named #HurricaneStrong by Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH)®

Today, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH) named Chatham County, Georgia as the first community in Georgia, and the third in...


Sep 21, 2018, 10:48 ET N.C. Co-Op Restoration Work Continues, Outages Now Down To 23,000

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are continuing to make outage restoration progress in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Cooperative outages...


Sep 21, 2018, 10:04 ET AJC Stands with Puerto Rico, Marks Maria's One-Year Anniversary

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) stands with the people of Puerto Rico in honoring the memories of the thousands of casualties caused by Hurricane ...


Sep 21, 2018, 09:49 ET Nationwide moves into Florence-affected areas to help people rebuild their lives

As access to impacted areas are opened, Nationwide's catastrophe response teams are moving in armed with resources, experience and a focus on helping ...


Sep 21, 2018, 08:59 ET Tempur Sealy Commits Additional $1 Million in Mattress Donations to Assist Victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., announced today an additional commitment of at least $1 million in mattress donations to support recovery efforts...


Sep 20, 2018, 22:46 ET Acacia Network Releases Statement Reflecting On Hurricane María

Acacia Network today issued the following statement reflecting on Hurricane María: One year ago this day, we discovered the best in us. We discovered ...


Sep 20, 2018, 21:22 ET South Carolina Primate Center Keeps Monkeys Safe During Hurricane Florence

Staff at the Alpha Genesis Primate Research Center in Yemassee, South Carolina prepared delicious "monkey treats" for their primate friends prior to...


Sep 20, 2018, 19:37 ET Duke Energy focuses on remaining 49,000 customers without power after repairing nearly 1.8 million outages in Carolinas

Duke Energy crews today continued restoring power to North Carolina and South Carolina customers impacted by Hurricane Florence in hard-hit coastal...


Sep 20, 2018, 18:35 ET Piedmont Natural Gas assists North Carolina customers impacted by Hurricane Florence

Piedmont Natural Gas today announced plans for financial assistance for North Carolina customers affected by flooding, winds or downed trees. These...


Sep 20, 2018, 17:00 ET United Airlines Launches Online Campaign for Disaster Relief Efforts

Today, United Airlines reaffirms its commitment to lifting up communities in need, launching a Crowdrise fundraising campaign for those affected in...


Sep 20, 2018, 16:15 ET Attorney says Brad Pitt's Make It Right Organization's Lawsuit Against Its Chief Architect Confirms MIR Was Aware of Defects in Now-Dilapidated Houses Built in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward

Ron Austin, the attorney who filed a class-action suit Sept. 7 on behalf of 100-plus homeowners in the Lower 9th Ward who bought houses built by Brad ...


Sep 20, 2018, 12:54 ET DaVita Urges Dialysis Patients to Heed Boil Water Advisories

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider in kidney care services, is urging dialysis patients to adhere to boil...


Sep 20, 2018, 12:28 ET Piedmont Natural Gas helping storm-damaged communities rebuild with $30,000 American Red Cross donation

Piedmont Natural Gas today announced a $30,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help communities recover and rebuild after Hurricane Florence....


Sep 20, 2018, 13:52 ET International Medical Corps and Children's Health Fund Collaborating on Response to Hurricane Florence

International Medical Corps and Children's Health Fund are working together to help communities affected by the catastrophic flooding in the...


Sep 20, 2018, 09:47 ET Atlas Oil Wins USPS Supplier Excellence Award for Work Completed During the 2017 Hurricane Season

Atlas Oil was selected as a Supplier Excellence Award winner through the United States Postal Service Supplier Performance Awards Program for their...


Sep 20, 2018, 08:04 ET N.C. Co-Op Crews Continue Restoration Work, Bring Outages Down To 38,000

North Carolina's electric cooperatives continue making outage restoration progress in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Cooperative outages statewide...


Sep 20, 2018, 07:46 ET PULSUS Group collabore avec Anbu Kochi pour venir en aide aux victimes des inondations du Kerala

Dans le cadre d'un effort humanitaire, PULSUS Group, en collaboration avec Anbu Kochi, intervient en réponse au désastre des inondations récentes et...


Sep 20, 2018, 07:34 ET El grupo PULSUS colabora con Anbu Kochi para socorrer a las víctimas de las inundaciones de Kerala

En un esfuerzo humanitario, el grupo PULSUS, junto con Anbu Kochi, está respondiendo ante la desgracia de las recientes inundaciones sin precedentes...


Sep 19, 2018, 18:56 ET AlphaGraphics Of Downtown Raleigh Prepares For Relief Response As Hurricane Florence Hits Eastern North Carolina

AlphaGraphics of Downtown Raleigh, a local print and marketing communications leader, is preparing for a community-wide relief effort across Eastern...


Sep 19, 2018, 18:20 ET Duke Energy crews have restored power to 1.6 million customers impacted by Hurricane Florence in Carolinas

Duke Energy crews today continued to restore power to North Carolina and South Carolina customers impacted by Hurricane Florence, particularly in...


Sep 19, 2018, 15:30 ET Update on Sutton Plant following Hurricane Florence

Water samples collected from various locations demonstrate that coal ash released from a landfill under construction has not impacted water quality...