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CAL FIRE offers advice about how to contact loved ones during an emergency

Posted at 4:25 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 19:25:46-04

With Hurricane Florence already impacting a widespread region of the east coast, CAL FIRE is offering advice about how to contact your loved ones during an emergency. 

Firefighters said calling and texting family members can bog down phone lines so people are advised to designate one out-of-the-area contact to communicate with.

As of Thursday afternoon, Hurricane Florence is already dumping heavy rain and causing flooding in the Carolinas. It is expected to touch down Friday.