Chair Amy Galey of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners declared a local ‘State of Emergency’ for Hurricane Florence effective today, September 11, 2018 at 9:30 am.

As Hurricane Florence approaches, we are preparing for the impact it will have in Alamance County,” said Emergency Management Director Debbie Hatfield. “A state of emergency allows use to coordinate and request additional emergency supplies and resources that will help to support the community before, during, and after the storm.” The county also plans to open the Emergency Operations Center on Thursday which allows for increased cooperation and communication with emergency services and community partners.

County officials continue to request that residents prepare for Hurricane Florence by reviewing their emergency plans and putting together supply kits that include enough nonperishable food and water to last each family member three to seven days. Residents can also sign up to receive emergency alerts directly from Alamance County Emergency Management and other Public Safety agencies through Nixle. Please visit or text ALAMANCE to 888777.

More information on hurricanes and overall emergency preparedness can be found on the ReadyNC mobile app (for the iPhone and Android smartphones and devices) and online at

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