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September 12
Wake County Under State of Emergency

​Wake County is now under a State of Emergency due to the projected impacts of Hurricane Florence. The storm is currently forecast to make landfall on Friday and bring high winds and heavy rain to Wake County, which could cause flooding and knock down trees and power lines. The county can expect to see effects of the storm starting Thursday.

Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair Jessica Holmes proclaimed the State of Emergency today on behalf of the county, the City of Raleigh, and the towns of Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon.

Read the proclamation here.

The emergency declaration enables the county to adjust staffing and services and employ the right resources to ensure safety and protect the lives of our residents and their property during Hurricane Florence.

Residents and visitors should monitor news reports and weather forecasts to see how the storm is progressing and better understand how it may impact Wake County. They 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. Signing up is easy at readywake.com.

If residents have not already made their emergency plans and assembled their supply kits, Wake County Emergency Management encourages them due do so now. A complete list of recommended items can be found here.
Wake County residents who have non-emergency questions or issues can contact Wake County at 919-856-7044.

Members of the media who need to contact the Communications Office staff member on duty in the Wake County Emergency Operations Center should call 919-856-7036 or email communications@wakegov.com.


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