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#CarteretStrong – Hurricane Florence Internet Hashtag Campaign

The #CarteretStrong Internet hashtag was created after Hurricane Florence hit the Crystal Coast communities of Harkers Island, Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and other communities in Carteret County. This hashtag is being displayed on area business websites, local government websites, as well as on social media to show solidarity by area residents to support fellow residents, those in need, and to encourage everyone to come together and rebuild Carteret County.

Readers are encouraged to share this post on Twitter and Facebook so that others can learn about this movement of solidarity after Florence. Also, please consider using the discussion form below to engage us and others readers in ongoing conversations.

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Additionally, this hashtag can be used to search social media and the Internet for information related to area efforts to volunteer, rebuild, humanitarian efforts, and get support from area government resources.

With that in mind, using the comment form at the end of this article, tell us about area efforts you know about or are involved in so that others can learn more.

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Update 10/18/2018:

From the Carteret County Public Schools Facebook page regarding #CarteretStrong

Carteret Strong shirts and hoodies are ready for pickup this Saturday, October 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morehead City Primary School. If you pre-ordered clothing, please swing by the school and pick up your new wear. Please pay with cash or checks. The proceeds of the sales goes directly to the Carteret County Public School Foundation and that goes 100 percent out to our county’s students and their families in need because of the impacts of Hurricane Florence.

If you did not pre-order and would like Carteret Strong wear, there are plans to hold another pre-order sale after Thanksgiving.

How was social media instrumental in helping you get information before Hurricane Florence, during the storm, and to learn information about area needs and support after the storm?

How do you think the #CarteretStrong hashtag can be used many years down the road to continue the rebuilding and investment efforts in the community? How can it be used to bring about greater hurricane awareness for those new to the area?

How can this hashtag be used by vulnerable citizens in the community who were especially hit hard by this storm?

Hurricane Florence humanitarian relief and other information in Carteret County NC

In the future, would you like to see government agencies and local government establish hashtags like this before future storms that act as a data funnel to coordinate all local efforts for support before, during, and after local disasters?

As a resident or local business, how are you staying #CarteretStrong and helping others in their rebuilding efforts, as well as emotional support efforts?

Emergency Management

Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

One thought on “#CarteretStrong – Hurricane Florence Internet Hashtag Campaign

  • September 24, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    As someone new to the area and hurricanes, it was quite a relief to see this Carteret Strong movement with restaurants, local businesses, and churches out as soon as the winds died down helping other people in desperate need. Thanks to many in the local community, there was no shortage of free food, free ice, and free supplies being given out to those in need and especially getting them to areas that were still isolated a week after the storm like in down east.


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