Hurricane Dorian is headed towards the NC coast. Prepare early and be sure to follow all rules from authorities and applicable curfews. Be safe!
Closings and Delays
- Triangle – Click Here
- Triad – Click Here
Here’s What You Need To Know
- All NC residents can dial 2-1-1 to reach a trained call specialist who can help them find shelters and learn evacuation routes, find help with storm clean-up, locate food, water and ice, learn about volunteer needs and more. The service is available 24/7 and is available in English and Spanish. Visit NC211.org.
- Visit ReadyNC.org for information on how to prepare for the storm. Download their free app to learn weather conditions, traffic conditions, shelters, evacuations, and more.
- National Hurricane Center Storm Tracking
- National Hurricane Center Preparedness
- NC Disaster Information Center
- County Emergency Management Agencies and Alerts
- Hurricane Preparedness for Pets
- Hurricane Preparedness Timeline
- Helpful Smartphone Apps and Tips
- Be Prepared: Water Tips
- Flooding and High Water Tips
- Flash Flood Safety Tips
- Triangle Region
- Fayetteville Vicinity Region
- Rural Piedmont Region
- Southern Coastal Region
- Incidents by County
Power Outage Information:
- Get important contact information for power companies across North Carolina.
- Ideas to keep the family entertained during a power outage
- DHHS: View open shelters
- FEMA: Find shelters (once they have opened) by texting “SHELTER” and a zip code to 4FEMA (43362).
For example, for the Wilmington, N.C. area you would text to 43362: SHELTER 28401 (Wilmington’s zip code).
- Red Cross Shelters: View a list at redcross.org/shelter.
- Orange County: Residents can text OCStorm to 888-777 to get updates about shelters, road closures and more.
- Raleigh Non-Emergency Number: 919-996-2999
Make a Disaster Kit
Prepare for the storm by creating a Disaster Kit or making an emergency plan.
Some items to prepare are:
- Water: Buy plenty of bottled water to keep on hand or fill your own bottles
- Food: Stock up on nonperishable food such as canned foods, peanut butter, granola bars
- Food Prep: Keep Charcoal, Wood (for the fireplace) or Gas (for a gas grill) on hand in case of power outages
- Ice: Freeze a gallon jug of water to keep your refrigerator or freezer cool in the case of a power outage. Can’t find water jugs? Fill gallon ziplock bags and freeze them. Not only will your food stay cool, you can drink the water too!
- Clothing and Bedding: Remember that your air conditioner or furnace may be out if the power is out. Have appropriate clothing and bedding available for high or low temperatures
- First Aid Kit: Make sure your First Aid Kit is easily accessible and stocked
- Batteries: Stock up on batteries for radios and flashlights
Learn more on Disaster Kits via ReadyNC.org or via NC Disaster Information Center