102018Sep

Alamance County Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

The Alamance County Emergency Management Department is closely monitoring the forecast and working with community partners in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

At this time, we encourage residents to sign up to receive emergency alerts directly from Alamance County Emergency Management and other Public Safety agencies through Nixle. Please visit www.alamance-nc.com/em/get-alerts/ or text ALAMANCE to 888777.

Emergency Management also advises residents to prepare by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Gather important documents, such as copy of driver’s license, insurance policies, medicals records, and bank account statements, and put them somewhere for easy access in case of emergency. Assemble an emergency supplies kit that includes enough nonperishable food and water to last each family member three to seven days.

Other essential items include:

  • First-aid kit
  • Weather radio and batteries
  • Prescription medicines
  • Sleeping bag or blankets
  • Changes of clothes
  • Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and deodorant
  • Cash
  • Pet supplies including food, water, bedding, leashes, muzzle and vaccination records

More information on hurricanes and overall emergency preparedness can be found on the ReadyNC mobile app and online at www.ReadyNC.org.