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Hurricane Ian Update

Dear Friend,

The latest update from the National Weather Service predicts North Carolina will likely see heavy rainfall, flooding, isolated tornadoes, and dangerous rip currents from Hurricane Ian as early as Friday into Saturday morning.

As the track of the hurricane and its severity may change, please follow the advice of local officials, monitor local news, and make sure you and your family are prepared.


Build an Emergency Kit

Use the instructions below to assemble an emergency kit–critical items your family may need in or after an emergency. Put the kit in a location where everyone in your household can access it. Put enough water, food, and supplies to last three to seven days (don’t forget about your pets!).

Emergency Kit

Latest Forecasts

Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service in Wilmington and the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Ian and the impacts we can expect in Southeastern North Carolina.

Situation Overview1



Travel Information


Please do not drive in flooded areas. Too many deaths and emergency calls come from cars driving into water or cars that get swept away by flash floods. For real-time information on events affecting travel across the state, please monitor the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s

Additionally, North Carolina recently launched NC FIMAN, the Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network. The new interactive map and alert network covers 3,000 miles of roadways to provide real-time flood inundation maps and alerts.Residents can sign up for alerts based on their location. You can check the state's map before trying to travel during potentially hazardous conditions.Click here to view the map and sign up for flood alerts.


Emergency Management Contact Information

School Closures

Many schools in Southeastern North Carolina have chosen to cancel, postpone or move their activities online due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian.

Monitor this comprehensive list of school closures for the latest updates.



Stay Informed

In the event of an emergency, it is important to have multiple sources of information and potential alerts. Emergency messages are shared via cell phone services, TV, radio, NOAA, and the internet. Additionally, there are multiple websites with trusted sources of information on such events, including:

Please stay safe and visit my website, ROUZER.HOUSE.GOV/HURRICANE, for additional information.