News Releases

City and County Hold Hurricane Florence Press Conference

Sep 10, 2018

City and County officials are holding a press conference today, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the steps the City and County are taking to prepare for Hurricane Florence and encourage residents to get prepared for the storm.

The press conference will be held in Room 119 of the E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick Street. Media personnel are invited to attend. The press conference will also be broadcast live on the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County Facebook pages.

County Commissioners, City Council members, emergency management officials and law enforcement will provide information.

While it is still too early to tell what direct impacts Hurricane Florence will have on our area, advanced preparation is key and specific ways to prepare for the storm will be discussed.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive severe weather and emergency notifications through the

Cumberland ALERTS system. Register at co.cumberland.nc.us/alerts. Residents can also download the City of Fayetteville NC app on smartphones through Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Please stay tuned to the County and City’s Facebook pages for weather updates. The County’s page is at facebook.com/CumberlandNC and the City’s page is at facebook.com/cityoffayettevillegovernment.

Residents should prepare now by having a plan for their families and pets, as well as prepare three-day emergency kits. Planning, preparedness and weather information is available at http://www.readync.org.

Additional storm prep information is located on the City’s hurricane webpage, which can be accessed at www.fayettevillenc.gov by clicking on the Hurricane Preparedness link under Around the City at the bottom left.

If flooding does occur, citizens are reminded to not drive through standing water. They should remember the words, “Turn Around Don’t Drown” and watch the PSA about the topic at: https://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY.

Citizens should also prepare by checking their storm drains and removing leaves, pine straw or other debris to allow for better water drainage. For more information on cleaning storm drains, residents should watch the City’s PSA “Help Keep Our Storm Drains Clean” at this link: https://youtu.be/1NvXfz3DN84.