State of Emergency declared on September 10 at 11 a.m.

Posted September 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A State of Emergency has been declared for New Hanover County effective today, September 10 at 11 a.m. in advance of Hurricane Florence.

“Hurricane Florence is expected to be a major hurricane with direct impacts in New Hanover County,” said Emergency Management Director Steven Still. “A state of emergency declaration provides the county with additional powers, and expedites the mobilization of emergency management resources that may be necessary to rescue, evacuate, shelter and provide essential commodities to our community.”

New Hanover County Emergency Management Officials are closely monitoring this storm with local, state and federal partners. The county plans to open the Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, September 11 at 12 p.m., to prepare for the storm.

The State of Emergency states that: “The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners herby orders all county-wide law enforcement officers, employees and emergency management personnel to cooperate in the law enforcement and implementation of the provision of the county/municipal emergency ordinances.”

Preparation information can be found online at, or by downloading the free ReadyNC mobile application.

Information and updates regarding county and emergency operations are being posted online at, on NHCTV, and on social media. Follow @NewHanoverCo on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and information.


Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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