FEMA sets up Hurricane Florence 'rumor control' page

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approaches the coast of the Carolinas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants to dispel any false information being spread on social media.

The federal agency has created the Hurricane Florence Rumor Control page that will be updated regularly.


The site covers rumors such as FEMA funds being diverted, whether there are enough commodities on the ground in preparation for the hurricane, service animals being allowed in shelters, and whether hotels or shelters are required to evacuate pets for evacuees.

The FEMA encourages people to check with official sources before sharing information.

Downloading the ABC11 app is the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest conditions from Hurricane Florence.