Hurricane Dorian recovery updates for New Hanover County

Posted September 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Read below for important Hurricane Dorian recovery updates.

COUNTY OFFICES AND ATTRACTIONS
New Hanover County is beginning to modify emergency operations in preparation to return to normal business hours. All New Hanover County offices and attractions, as well as New Hanover County Courts will resume regular business hours on Monday, September 9. A State of Emergency remains in effect for administrative, cleanup and recovery purposes.

SHELTERS
The shelter at Codington Elementary School will close at 7 p.m. Friday, September 6. All storm-related emergency shelters are now closed.

DEBRIS CLEANUP
New Hanover County Landfill crews conducted an assessment of debris Friday morning and found minimal debris as a result of Hurricane Dorian. Debris collection trucks will not be deployed. The Landfill will be open for extended hours on Saturday, September 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., then return to normal operating hours on Monday, September 9, for residents and contractors to dispose of debris as done with regular yard and home maintenance.

COMMUNITY MEAL SITES
New Hanover County is providing logistical support to the New Hanover Disaster Coalition for the coordination of community meal sites. A list of when and where free meals will be provided to the community, as well as a corresponding map, can be found at EmergencyNHC.com.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES (FOOD STAMPS) & SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN (WIC)

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow the issuance of the remainder of September’s Food and Nutrition Services on September 7, 2019 in counties impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Additionally, DHHS has authorized the remote/automatic issuance of WIC food benefits for participants in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. WIC Participants can confirm this issuance by calling the eWIC customer service telephone number at 844-230-0813, or by accessing their account at www.mybnft.com.

Read the press release here.

ASSISTANCE, DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERING
To help with the recovery of Hurricane Dorian or Hurricane Florence, donate or sign up to volunteer on the New Hanover Disaster Coalition website.

Residents can also request assistance on the website here.

New Hanover County Emergency Management continues to operate the Emergency Operations Center. Anyone with questions can call the public information hotline telephone number at (910) 798-6800. The latest information regarding Hurricane Dorian can be found on the county’s EmergencyNHC.com website, and on the county’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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