Sites where you can find hurricane information
As Hurricane Florence approaches landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, a state of emergency has been declared for North Carolina. The office of Sen. Richard Burr encourages all residents to follow the advice of local officials and comply with any evacuation recommendations and mandates. Additionally, you can find the Red Cross’ hurricane preparedness tips here.
The following resources are available for statewide updates on the storm and emergency preparedness:
• NC Emergency Management: Follow NC Emergency Management on Twitter (@NCEmergency) for updates and statements from state and local officials. Get more updates by downloading the ReadyNC app, available along with more info on ReadyNC.org.
Sec. de NCHHS: 3 cosas para recordar: asegúrese de tener alimentos, agua y medicamentos. No conduzca a través de caminos inundados. No use generadores de gas dentro de su hogar. #ncwx #florence #HurricaneFlorence https://t.co/DHJ7yY7beN
— NC Emergency Managem (@NCEmergency) September 12, 2018
• FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the situation and providing information resources for residents on Twitter (@FEMARegion4) and on their website, FEMA.gov. They have shared a hurricane preparedness toolkit that you can find here.
• NOAA: The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is providing regional and county-specific weather updates at Weather.gov. On NOAA’s interactive map, click on your area to find the latest forecasts and advisories. The latest briefing information on the storm can be found here.
• American Red Cross: Find hurricane safety and preparedness tips on RedCross.org or follow the group on Twitter (@RedCross) or Facebook (Red Cross). You can find a list of open emergency evacuation shelters here.
• NC Electric Cooperatives: Report a power outage in your county on the cooperatives’ website, NCElectricCooperatives.gov.
In addition, the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has set of the N.C. Disaster Information Center: https://ncdisaster.ces.ncsu.edu/
The site contains information for farmers of all types, as well as families an the general public. It also has links to FEMA and other state and federal resources.
• Rowan County Emergency Services: Department is comprised of three divisions: Emergency Medical (EMS), Fire, and Emergency Management/Homeland Security. You can see their updates via Twitter (@rowancountyes) or Facebook.
Although no shelters are open right now the following shelter locations are provided for general awareness in the event that they need to be opened.
Rowan County Shelters: (also available at www.readyrowan.org)