Hurricane Florence update page
- Last Updated: Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:54
- Published: Monday, 10 September 2018 07:47
Businesses and communities in the southeastern US, especially in coastal regions, are being warned to prepare for a potentially devastating hurricane, which is due to make landfall on the evening of Thursday September 13th. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
For information on evacuations FEMA recommends the following sources:
- North Carolina: follow @NCEmergency on Twitter, visit https://readync.org/EN/Index.html. Individuals in Dare County, can also visit https://www.darenc.com/departments/emergency-management.
- South Carolina: follow @SCEMD and @SCDOTpress on Twitter, call the SCDOT Call Center at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368). You can also visit www.511sc.org.
- Virginia: follow @VDEM on Twitter; visit http://www.vaemergency.gov/ and KnowYourZoneVA.org.
FEMA is warning businesses and individuals to expect that services such as power, phone, water and sewage will be disrupted for an extended time.
Emergency Declarations for this incident:
- President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Virginia
- Federal Aid Programs For The Commonwealth Of Virginia
Current key warnings from the NOAA National Hurricane Center:
- A life-threatening storm surge is now highly likely along portions of the coastlines of South Carolina and North Carolina, and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect for a portion of this area. The greatest storm surge inundation is expected between Cape Fear and Cape Hatteras, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers and western Pamlico Sound.
- Life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are likely over portions of the Carolinas and the southern and central Appalachians through early next week, as Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland.
- Damaging hurricane-force winds are likely along portions of the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina as soon as this evening, and a Hurricane Warning is in effect. Strong winds could also spread inland into portions of the Carolinas.
- Large swells affecting Bermuda, portions of the U.S. East Coast, and the northwestern and central Bahamas will continue this week, resulting in life-threatening surf and rip currents.
- Prepare for Flooding as Hurricane Florence Approaches
- FEMA and Partners Warn of Potentially Catastrophic Impacts from Tropical Systems