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Hurricane Ian Update & Resources

Dear Friend,

The latest update from the National Weather Service predicts North Carolina will experience heavy rainfall, strong winds, surge inundation, and possibly tornadoes from Hurricane Ian starting today and into Saturday morning.

Please follow the advice oflocal officials, monitor local news, and make the appropriate preparations for you and your family.My team and I stand ready to assist you before, during, and after the storm. You can find myoffice contact information here.



Latest Forecasts

Here’s the latest update from theNational Weather Service in Wilmingtonand theNationalHurricaneCenteron Hurricane Ian and the impacts we can expect in Southeastern North Carolina.

2022.09.30 Key Takeaways
2022.09.30 Situation Overview




Safety Tips

Be Prepared for Power Outages


Emergency management and power crews are on standby, monitoring conditions in Southeastern North Carolina. However, make sure you have flashlights and extra batteries ready, charge all electronic devices, gather enough water and nonperishable food for everyone in your household (including pets), and check that your CO detectors are working and have battery replacements.Click herefor power outage data and contact information for North Carolina utility companies.


Generator Safety


Generators when used incorrectly are extremely dangerous. Never run a generator inside your home or garage. Carbon monoxide fumes can build up and become deadly. Plug appliances directly into the generator.


Turn Around, Don't Drown


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 theDriveNC.govandNC FIMAN.



Emergency Management Contact Information

Call 911 for emergencies only. It is important that 911 lines remain open for life threatening emergencies. You cancontact your local emergency management department for non-life threatening emergencies, preparedness tips, and recovery informationbefore, during, and after the storm.


Stay Informed

In the event of an emergency, it is important to have multiple sources of information and potential alerts to protect yourself and your family.Make sure you have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings, like a weather alert app on your phone or a NOAA weather radio in your home.Tune to local TV news when severe weather threatens. Additionally, there are multiple websites with trusted sources of information on such events, including:


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