Cumberland County Emergency Management is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa and encourages residents to start preparing for the storm now.
According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts up to 30 mph on Thursday and localized flash flooding Wednesday night and Thursday night are possible. The highest rainfall amounts and greatest risk for flash flooding will be along the I-95 corridor.
Get Prepared Now
Plan – Discuss with your family what to do before, during and after an emergency. The more prepared you are, the better you will be.
Prepare – Make an emergency supply kit before a disaster with basic items your family may need in or after an emergency. Be sure everyone knows where the kit is located. Visit ready.gov/kit for more information.
Stay Informed – Know the hazards where you live. Have a way to monitor severe weather and receive emergency alerts for your location.
Get information about severe weather and other emergencies by signing up for our Cumberland Alerts notification system. The Cumberland Alerts system enables Emergency Services to provide you with critical information related to incidents such as severe weather, evacuations, protective actions, etc. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. Sign-up now by visiting co.cumberland.nc.us/alerts.