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Hurricane Florence 2018

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NC 211    888-892-1162

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emergencies only


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Hurricane Florence Key Messages

Traveling Around North Carolina

  • It is NOT SAFE yet to return to Wilmington. Some roads may be open, but they need to be clear for emergency supplies, power crews, etc. to restore essential services. Roads open now may not be open for long and conditions are constantly changing. 
  • Only a few inches of moving water can sweep cars away. NEVER drive on flooded roads.
  • Beware of downed power lines. NEVER walk or drive over them.

Local Impacts

  • If evacuated, do not return home until local officials have declared the area safe. Check local government websites / social media for details.
  • Curfews remain in effect in several areas. Check local government websites / social media for details about curfews. 

Assistance to Individuals

Flooding Conditions

  • Several NC rivers still have major flooding and some have not yet crested, while others are receding. Inland flooding will continue through early next week.  

Debris Removal

  • Visit your city or county website or social media for instructions on sorting debris at curbside and for debris pickup or drop-off information.
83,313Statewide Power Outages 9/20/2018 at 6:30 pm
5,237 People in 52 Shelters
4,743 People and 1,019 Animals Rescued & Evacuated

Disaster Declarations

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Individual Assistance
Public Assistance
Individual and Public Assistance
In Process

Current Evacuation Orders

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Mandatory Evacuation
Voluntary Evacuation
Special Condition (Mixed) Evacuation

More Storm Information




For a searchable list of shelters, please visit this page.

Green markers represent open shelters, and yellow markers represent full shelters.

Emergency Declarations

Emergency Declarations

Emergency Declarations

Disaster Declarations

Individual Assistance (IA) is an important resource for community members recovering from a disaster. Public Assistance (PA) is federal assistance to state, tribal and local government and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disasster-damaged facilities, which may include debris removal, emergency protective meastures, roads/bridges, water control facilities, buildings/equipment, utilities, and parks/recreational facilities. 

  • Sept. 17:
    • IA/PA: Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Jones, Lenoir, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne
  • Sept. 14:
    • IA/PA: Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender counties

Executive Orders

Local States of Emergency

91 counties have declared a State of Emergency

  • Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Chowan, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin, Yancey
  • 55 counties have EOCs open
    • Alamance, Anson, Ashe,  Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Carteret, Catawba, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Duplin, Durham, Gaston, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Henderson, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilson, Yadkin

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Restriction Updates

Flood Risk

Flood Risk

Current and Potential Flooding

Coordinated information and resources for hazard risk management 


Storm Stats

Storm Stats

Storm-Related Fatalities: 31 (as of 9 am, 9/20/2018)  

  • Anson: 1
  • Cleveland: 2
  • Columbus: 2
  • Cumberland: 2
  • Duplin: 8
  • Gaston: 2
  • Lenoir: 2
  • New Hanover: 2
  • Onslow: 1
  • Pender: 1
  • Robeson: 1
  • Rutherford: 1
  • Sampson: 2
  • Scotland: 1
  • Union: 2
  • Wayne: 1

Rescued and Evacuated: 4,743 people + 1,019 animals (as of 9 am, 9/20/2018)   

State Resources Deployed

  • 2,800 N.C. National Guard soldiers activated
  • State Troopers
  • 39 Swift Water Rescue Teams
  • 68 Boat Crews
  • 8 Urban S&R Teams
  • More than 2,100 NCDOT employees preparing state for storm impacts; contractors are on standby ready to respond to storm-related tasks such as cutting and removing downed trees from roads. 

Out-of-State Resources Deployed

  • 955 personnel from 35 states
Water Systems

Water Systems

Public Water Systems Experiencing Problems

Number of systems experiencing problems

Power Outages

Power Outages

Current Outages from NC Power Providers

Duke Energy

ElectriCities Power Outages

North Carolina Electric Cooperatives

Dominion Energy