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October 12
​Wake County Closes Emergency Operations Center

With the Tropical Storm Michael no longer a threat to residents, Wake County closed its Emergency Operations Center at 8 a.m. today.

This decision comes after the county closed its emergency shelter at Southeast Raleigh High School at 6 a.m. today, and transported guests to the Red Cross shelter at Garner United Methodist Church or provided them with alternative services.

Although the EOC is closing for this storm, Emergency Management staff will continue to work with partner agencies to monitor cleanup from the hurricane and the restoration of power. At this time, there are approximately 35,000 customers in Wake County without power, according to reports from Duke Energy and Wake Electric.

Safety tips

Michael brought high winds and heavy rain to our area. If you come to a roadway where there is standing or moving water, do not drive through it. Drive around it.

If you encounter downed trees and power lines, do not try to move them. Find another way to get where you need to go.

If you come to an intersection and the traffic signal is not functioning correctly, treat it as a four-way stop. The first vehicle to arrive has the right of way. If two vehicles arrive at the same time, the one to the right proceeds first.

County services

If any county facilities or services are unable to open as regularly scheduled due to storm impacts, the county will share that information on its website, wakegov.com, and on its social media accounts.


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