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Free water testing kits for private wells

Posted September 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm     Category: Emergency NewsHurricane Recovery

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health is offering free drinking water test kits to New Hanover County residents with private water wells. Wells flooded as a … Read More »

Animal Services Unit and Building Safety Department Satellite Office Open to Serve Residents

Posted September 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm     Category: Emergency NewsHurricane Recovery

New Hanover County, N.C. – The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit is open and any animal dropped off prior to Hurricane Florence may be picked up at … Read More »

New Hanover County establishes “Donations Hub”

Posted September 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm     Category: Emergency News

New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County has established a “Donations Hub” to facilitate ways for individuals and organizations to donate supplies and volunteer to assist in hurricane recovery … Read More »

Residential debris collection in New Hanover County starts Monday

Posted September 21, 2018 at 9:36 am     Category: Emergency News

New Hanover County, NC – Debris collection in unincorporated areas of New Hanover County will begin Monday, September 24, beginning with county parks and schools, then moving to unincorporated areas. … Read More »

Shelter management transferred to the American Red Cross, New Hanover County suspends curfew

Posted September 20, 2018 at 6:03 pm     Category: Emergency News

New Hanover County, NC – The American Red Cross will assume responsibility of shelter operations at Hoggard High School starting Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m. “Our county staff have … Read More »

Media briefing to be held September 20 at 11:45 a.m.

Posted September 20, 2018 at 8:13 am     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A media briefing will be held today, Wednesday, September 20, at 11:45 a.m. to provide information about the latest information regarding Hurricane Florence. The briefing … Read More »

New Information on Routes to Wilmington

Posted September 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has updated their information on routes to Wilmington. They have advised us that the route using 421 is experiencing heavy … Read More »

County reduces curfew, encourages evacuees to stay put

Posted September 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Now that additional power has been restored, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington have moved the daily curfew back from 8 p.m. to … Read More »

SNAP Benefits Extended for New Hanover County Residents

Posted September 19, 2018 at 9:35 am     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Food stamp beneficiaries in New Hanover County may use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at local retailers that accept SNAP in order to … Read More »

Media Briefing (9/19) to be held at 11:45 a.m.

Posted September 19, 2018 at 8:39 am     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – A media briefing will be held today, Wednesday, September 19, at 11:45 a.m. to provide information about the latest information regarding Hurricane Florence. The briefing … Read More »

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