Local organizations working together to help Florence victims

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Sep. 17, 2018 at 5:47 PM CDT
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For hurricane survivors, with no access to call for help, connecting them with emergency crews can be difficult.

One local ham radio correspondent is doing his part by relaying calls that first responders might miss.

Ham radio correspondent Euwan Moore’s passion is helping others.

He wants to be the voice for those that might be stuck in a natural disaster.

"We reported almost everything that we could find out as far as barometers, speed, rainfall amount, how much an hour."

From inside his home, Moore has been monitoring Florence day and night.

He even showed News 4 Reporter Aybriel Beckham how he would call in emergencies based on the hurricane map.

"Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina some of Kentucky and part of Virginia would be in four."

There are many factors that come into play when searching for signals, the weather is a big one.

"You have to give it to the power companies they help each other in a time like this over in North and South Carolina. "

Moore has been a ham operator for forty years, but this isn't just a one-man job.

This time, a big organization has his back.

The Salvation Army in Dothan is getting ready to head out in seven days.

Bookkeeper for the Salvation Army Vickie Clark said, “We’ll go out and feed people in the area we'll provide spiritual help and just positive reinforcement"

The Salvation Army tells News 4 if they do deploy next week, they'll send out a list of the donations they need.