I am seeing blue skies, folks!
OK, so the storm is still going to play hell on NC and SC, with rivers, lakes, etc. still cresting. The charities - and the scammers - will be out in full force begging for money. PLEASE do your research before you give money to ANY charity.
Each county has their own animal shelters. You can also give to local food banks. The news is pushing the Red Cross real hard, I know a lot of people don't want to donate to them. Here are a few to try, from food banks to animal rescue to helping people with disabilities to diaper banks and more:
Please be aware, some of these charities do accept item donations if you would prefer that to giving money. Many of them are also accepting volunteers if you want to donate your time. Also, some of those charities are state or region specific, others are more broad.
There are many more, but like I said, please research before giving any money to any charity. The scammers are out in full force.