Hurricane Florence Information

Community Resource Guide

Find information about resident assistance, food pantries, donations and more in Cumberland County here.


Shelter Information

Find information about shelters in Cumberland County here.


Florence Evacuation Area

Area of evacuation for Hurricane Florence. All of the addresses within the blue area are within one mile of the Cape Fear River and are under mandatory evacuation.



Track river levels with the National Weather Service

Cape Fear River
Little River at Manchester


Latest Press Releases

Cape Fear River Continues to Rise, Cresting Timeline Shifts

62 Water Rescues as Little River Rises, Fayetteville City Offices Closed on Tuesday

Water Continues to Rise, Updated Shelter Numbers

Cumberland County Offices Closed Monday and Tuesday, Commissioners Monday Meeting Cancelled

Downstream Residents Informed of Lake Upchurch Controlled Release

College Lakes Recreation Center Shelter Opens

Manna Church Opens Shelter

Water Rescue Made

Town of Hope Mills Issues Press Release

853 People Report to Emergency Shelters

Road Condition Updates

Find Out if You Are Under the Mandatory Evacuation

Hurricane Florence Update

Hurricane Info and EOC Phone Lines Down

11 a.m. Update Flood Warning for Cape Fear River, Voluntary Evacuation

9 a.m. Update 547 People Report to Emergency Shelters, More than 3,500 Power Outages Reported

12:30 a.m. Update 555 People Report to Emergency Shelters

5 p.m. Update Residents in Low-Lying Areas Encouraged to Seek Shelter, 286 People Report to Emergency Shelters

11 a.m. Update Residents in Low-Lying Areas Encouraged to Seek Shelter, 186 People Report to Emergency Shelters

9 a.m. Residents in Low-Lying Areas Encouraged to Seek Shelter, 142 People Report to Emergency Shelters

Seven Emergency Shelters Will Open at 3 p.m. Wednesday

County Prepares to Open Six Shelters at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Will Close County Offices at Noon Wednesday

County Issues State of Emergency; Encourages Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Florence


Local Government Contacts

Cumberland County Government 

Cumberland County Emergency Services

City of Fayetteville

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office - 910-323-1500

Fayetteville Police - 910-433-1529 non-emergencies


Other Agencies

NC Emergency Management

North Carolina Department of Transportation (1-877-368-4968)

NC Disaster Information Center - Cooperative Extension  

Fayetteville PWC

Duke Energy-Progress

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation

  • 1-800-683-5571 or 910-843-4131
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South River Electric Membership Corporation



National Weather Service (Raleigh, NC)

National Hurricane Center

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Apps & Services

Cumberland Alerts
Get information about severe incidents by signing up for our Cumberland Alerts notification system. The Cumberland Alerts system enables us 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. You pick where, you pick how. Sign-up now!

For more information on how to ensure your family is disaster ready, go to or download the free ReadyNC app. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices and features real time weather, traffic and shelter information.

Download the free FEMA app and receive alerts from the National Weather Service: Receive severe weather alerts for up to five locations across the U.S.