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Matthew released a tremendous amount of rainfall in Eastern North Carolina. Many individuals were affected and flood damage is extensive throughout the state.

 PENC has been asked by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management to provide licensed Professional Engineers to assist with substantial damage estimates in areas of Eastern North Carolina impacted by flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Those individuals that have been affected will not be able to begin to rebuild their lives until these assessments have been completed. There is a lot we can do to help our neighbors get back on their feet! In order to participate, you must have the following:

  • A current PE license or EI Certification (Our understanding at this time is that nothing will need to be sealed. The need is for volunteers to have the technical aptitude for damage assessment based on FEMA guidance. You do not have to be a structural engineer.)
  • Training: Volunteers will need to attend a 4-hour training session for substantial damage estimating which has tentatively been scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh, NC. Official details TBD.
  •  Time to give: We need volunteers who are willing to provide at least one full day in addition to the training and the preference is for multiple days to improve efficiency. We have been told to anticipate a need for volunteers for a 4-6 week period. So look at your calendars and determine which days over the next 6 weeks you may be available to assist.

Please contact Paul Shivers at at your earliest convenience to let him know you are willing and able to participate, that you will be able to attend the training session, and how many days you will be able to volunteer starting Monday October 31st. Paul will further coordinate with volunteers regarding exact day and time for training and where you will be assigned.

If you are unable to volunteer to perform the assessments, and you are in the areas impacted, please consider housing those engineers that will be away from home and in need of lodging. Just let Paul know if you have space to offer.

As Professional Engineers of North Carolina, let’s come together and assist our fellow North Carolinians in need.

PENC President-Elect
Paul R. Shivers, PE




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