Hurricane Florence Resources and Updates for North Carolina Residents

September 10, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approaches landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, a state of emergency has been declared for North Carolina. We encourage 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
  • FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the situation and providing information resources for residents on Twitter (@FEMARegion4) and on their website,  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 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 or follow the group on Twitter (@RedCross) or Facebook (Red Cross). You can find a list of open emergency evacuation shelters here.
  • Duke Energy: Report any power outages by calling 800-228-8485, texting OUT to 57801 or vising You can also monitor updates on Twitter (@DukeEnergy) and Facebook (Duke Energy).
  • Dominion Energy: Save their web address,, to report any power outages in your area, or call 866-366-4357.

We will continue updating with available resources as the storm progresses.