Hurricane Dorian Resources and Updates for North Carolina Residents

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast as a Category 2 hurricane, a state of emergency has been declared for North Carolina. It is encouraged all residents follow the advice of state and local officials, and comply with any evacuation recommendations and mandates.

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, and get more updates by visiting ReadyNC.org and downloading the ReadyNC app.
  • FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the situation and providing information resources for residents on Twitter (@FEMARegion4) and on their website, FEMA.gov.
  • NOAA: The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is providing regional and county-specific weather updates on its interactive map at Weather.gov. The latest NOAA’s briefing information on Hurricane Dorian can be found here.
  • American Red Cross: For hurricane safety and preparedness tips, visit RedCross.org or follow the group on Twitter (@RedCross) and Facebook (Red Cross). You can find a list of open emergency evacuation shelters here.
  • Duke Energy: Report any power outages by calling 800-419-6356 or visiting duke-energy.com. You can also monitor updates on Twitter (@DukeEnergy) and Facebook (Duke Energy).
  • NC Electric Cooperatives: To report a power outage in your county, visit NCElectricCooperatives.gov.
  • Dominion Energy: To report a power outage in your area, call 866-366-4357 or visit DominonEnergy.com.
  • New Hanover County: Local officials have set up an interactive map to provide updates on flooding advisories in the area.

We will continue to update these resources as the storm progresses.