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Posted on: September 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Lincoln County & Lincolnton prepare for Hurricane Florence


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 has several tips for preparing your family for such an event.  Lincoln County recommends that residents have a kit that contains the following:

  • Water – 1 gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days
  • Food – non-perishable and canned food supply for 3 to 7 days
  • Canned meats and fish
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned soups and puddings
  • Canned fruit juices
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Bread, cookies and crackers
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Coffee and tea
  • Bottled Water
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and NOAA Weather Radio with extra batteries
  • Cell phone with charger
  • First aid kit and first aid book
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off water
  • Blanket or sleeping bag – 1 per person
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, feminine supplies
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Important documents – insurance policies, driver’s license, Social Security card, bank account records (Store in a water proof bag/container)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cash and change
  • Books, games or cards

Special Needs for Preparedness Kits

  • For a baby:
    • Formula
    • Bottles
    • Diapers
    • Baby Wipes
    • Pacifier
    • Soap/Baby Powder
    • Clothing
    • Blankets
    • Canned food and juices
  • For adults:
    • Contact lenses and supplies
    • Extra eye glasses
    • Dentures
  • For people with Functional Needs:
    • Container for hearing aid/cochlear implant processor (to keep dry)
    • Extra batteries for hearing aid/cochlear implant
    • Communication card explaining best way to communicate with you
  • For pets:
    • Canned or dry pet food
    • Water for 3 to 7 days
    • Food dishes
    • Muzzle, collar and leash
    • Immunization records
    • Identification tag
    • Current photos of your pets should they become lost
    • Medicine your pet requires
    • Pet beds and toys
    • Pet carrier

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