New Hanover County prepares for tropical impacts from Hurricane Michael

Posted October 10, 2018 at 1:02 pm     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – In preparation for tropical storm force winds and rain as a result of Hurricane Michael, the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center will begin operating in a partial activation on Thursday, October 11 at 7 a.m.

Emergency operations staff are working closely with local, state, and federal partners to ensure resources are in place to help residents if necessary. A State of Emergency remains in effect for New Hanover County, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

“Additional power outages may occur as a result of this storm,” said Emergency Management Director Steven Still. “So we encourage residents to be prepared. Have enough food, water and medication to last for two to three days.”

At this time, the county plans to continue with normal business operations on Thursday.

Additional information on Hurricane Michael is available on the local National Weather Service website. Emergency information and updates from the county are available at EmergencyNHC.com and on the county’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

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