Hello ENC Family, we are trying our best to track the storm and give you the most up to date information.
As of now, 1:00 p.m. Friday, Sept 14th,
Hurricane Florence officially touched land around 8:00 a.m. Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach. Heavy rain and strong winds are happening across the state. We will experience around 10-20 inches of rain. Some places may get up to 30 inches.
Winds, storm surges, flooding and tornados remain a threat. Tornado watches are already in effect in certain areas.
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— WNCT (@wnct9) September 13, 2018
Residents should fill their cars with gas and have enough cash on hand to last about a week. During power outages, ATMs and gas stations will be down. Also secure original copies of documents in a waterproof container in case of flooding.
Beaufort County – voluntary evacuation for waterfront and low-lying areas effective Wednesday
Carteret County – Carteret County officials are asking all residents and visitors to start evacuating Tuesday at noon. Everyone should plan to be at a safe location and in a shelter by Wednesday night. Public shelters will be set up for evacuees from outside of the county.
Craven County – A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Craven County effective Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
Dare County – The Dare County Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation for visitor and residents on Hatteras Island effective Tuesday at 7:00 a.m.
Duplin County – Duplin County will be opening shelters on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the following locations:
– Wallace-Rose Hill High School
– Beulaville Elementary School
– North Duplin High School
– James Kenan High School
Hyde County – Effective 5 a.m. Tuesday, a mandatory evacuation has been declared for all residents, non-resident property owners and visitors on Ocracoke Island. Hyde County officials recommend people leave as soon as possible due to possible flooding on Highway 12.
Havelock County – The Board of Commissioners of the City of Havelock has declared a State of Emergency effective Monday noon.
Onslow County – Immediate evacuation starting at 11:00 a.m. There will be no shelters in Onslow County, but there will be transportation to out of county shelters will be available September 12th at the Jacksonville Commons Middle School (315 Commons Drive South) & Dixon Middle School (118 Ridge Field Ave in Sneads Ferry) – Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. and buses are scheduled to leave at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Be at the pick up site before 9:00 a.m.
Pitt County – ECU resident halls will close at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Evacuation on campus is mandatory. There are no mandatory evacuations in Pitt County at this point, but Grifton is asking for voluntary evacuations of several streets along the Contentnea Creek.
Pamlico County – The Pamlico County Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation effective Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
Lenoir County – The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office is asking all residents in Lenoir County to evacuate if they live in low-lying or flood-prone areas.
We’ll give more information as it comes it. By your side through it all! We are 101.9 Kiss FM