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August 03
Wake County to Delay Openings of Parks, Solid Waste Facilities Due to Tropical Storm Isaias

Wake County will delay the openings of some facilities Tuesday to give staff time to clean up any debris from Tropical Storm Isaias, which is forecasted to bring heavy rain and strong winds to our area overnight.

Wake County parks and open spaces will open at 10 a.m., and solid waste facilities – including convenience centers and the South Wake Landfill – will open at 9 a.m. Wake County Public Libraries will make decisions regarding its Books on the Go service on a location-by-location basis in the morning.

“The forecast currently shows limited impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias to Wake County, but we’re being proactive to make sure our facilities are ready to serve the public when they open tomorrow,” Wake County Manager David Ellis said. “In the meantime, residents should remain vigilant, monitor the storm and have a plan in place in case it becomes more severe overnight.”

Due to the risk of COVID-19North Carolina Emergency Management is asking people who need to evacuate to stay with friends and family, or in hotel rooms, instead of seeking shelter in public facilities. Call the state’s 2-1-1 hotline or visit readync.org for more information about shelters.

If you seek shelter from Tropical Storm Isaias in a location that is not your home, continue to protect yourself from COVID-19 by practicing the three Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash:

  • Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people.

  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Wake County residents are also encouraged to sign up to receive ReadyWake emergency alerts. They can choose to get important information delivered directly to them by text, email or phone. Learn more at readywake.com.

Staying Updated on COVID-19

Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.

You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents in English and in Spanish, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as an email address and phone number that people can use to ask personal health-related questions about COVID-19.


The county is also sharing important information on its FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts. 


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