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Lincoln County Emergency Management urges all residents to prepare for Hurricane Florence and opens Emergency Operations Center in advance of the storm.
Lincolnton, NC, September 12, 2018 –
With the latest forecast showing Florence likely to grow in strength and threaten the eastern coast of North Carolina, Lincoln County Emergency Management is urging all residents, businesses and visitors to prepare for the storm.
Lincoln County Emergency Management is working with all Emergency Services within Lincoln County to be able to respond to emergencies during this weather event. Officials are closely monitoring the weather forecast for Hurricane Florence. The Emergency Operations Center will be open Thursday, September 13th at 8:00AM and be manned for the duration of the event. County officials will continue to work towards providing continuation if necessary services and will post updates and information as the event progresses.
Lincoln County Emergency Management will be holding additional meetings with all related emergency personnel over the next several days as the storm progresses inland. Updates to the general public will be forthcoming as information briefings take place. Please stay tuned to your local weather provider or news source. The National Weather Service is a good resource for information concerning the expected impacts of the storm.
The Hesed House of Hope will be open beginning at 5:00PM on Friday, September 14th, for the duration of the weather event. Information about the Hesed House of Hope can be located at www.hesed-lincoln.org
ReadyNC.org has several tips for preparing your family for such an event. Lincoln County recommends that residents have a kit that contains the following:
Special Needs for Preparedness Kits