Take Hurricane Florence Seriously by Being Prepared and Staying Informed
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Rough seas and strong rip currents are already creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers. Red, no swimming flags are flying and everyone must stay out of the water to ensure their personal safety. As Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen and moves towards the North Carolina coast, Dare County will experience much more significant impacts to include life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds, heavy rain and the potential for tornadoes.
“Residents and visitors must take this storm seriously and prepare now,” said Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson. “Regardless of the exact track and intensity, it is clear that Dare County is going to feel the effects of a major hurricane. Take precautions now and assemble or restock your disaster supply kit with essentials to sustain your family and your pets for three to five days. Have your evacuation plan ready to execute.”
For preparedness information, visit www.readync.org.
It is also important to stay informed. Monitor local weather reports at www.weather.gov/mhx, sign up to receive email alerts directly from Emergency Management at www.darenc.com/emergencyalerts and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter.
The Dare County Control Group will meet on Monday, September 10 to begin discussions about potential impacts and whether an evacuation order will be issued.
Dare County Emergency Management will continue to provide periodic updates with the next one scheduled for release by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10.