Hurricane Florence Key Takeaways | Eastern North Carolina Now

The immediate concern from Hurricane Florence is life threatening high winds, ocean overwash, and soundside flooding

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Press Release:

    The immediate concern from Hurricane Florence is life threatening high winds, ocean overwash, and soundside flooding. Despite the southward shift in track, widespread and extreme impacts are still expected.

    Rain:

  • Coastal NC: 20-30"; isolated totals to 40"
  • Central, Western, & Northeastern NC: 5-10"; isolated totals to 20"

    Storm Surge:

  • Cape Fear - Cape Lookout (Pamlico, Neuse, Pungo, Bay Rivers): 9-13'
  • South of Cape Fear: 6-9'
  • Cape Lookout - Ocracoke Inlet: 6-9'
  • North of Ocracoke Inlet: 4-6'

    Wind:

  • Hurricane-force winds are likely across portions of Coastal NC
  • Tropical Storm-force winds are likely across much of the state

    We have seen how powerful this storm is. Everyone needs to be very concerned about the heavy rainfall and winds we're expecting during the next 72 hours. The rains will likely bring heavy flooding and storm surge in coastal areas and dangerous conditions and significant power outages throughout eastern North Carolina.

    The following websites can provide additional information on what to do as the storm hits:

    NC DPS Hurricane Florence Webpage:

    Includes list of shelters, current evacuation orders, a list of power outages, info about public water systems and other helpful resources related to the storm. https://www.ncdps.gov/florence

    County Emergency Management Agencies: https://www.ncdps.gov/Emergency-Management/EM-Community/Directories/Counties

    Ready NC App:

    Download the ReadyNC app for latest traffic, shelters, flood gauge info, evacuations and more. https://readync.org/EN/DOWNLOADAPP.html

    NC Emergency Management Social Media:

    Storm updates will be available via N.C. Emergency Management's social media platforms.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCEmergency

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCEmergency/

    NC DOT Storm Info:

    NC DOT Storm page including evacuation routes and safe driving info https://www.ncdot.gov/travel-maps/traffic-travel/severe-weather/Pages/summer.aspx

    DHS and NWS Hurricane Prep Tips

    https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

    https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane

    State and local resources are in place and are ready to respond. Be prepared, be careful and be safe.

  • Contact: Senator Bill Cook
  •     bill.cook@ncleg.net

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