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How To Prepare For Hurricane Dorian

National Hurricane Center

Here are some resources and important numbers you’ll need for updates and information before, during and after the storm:

Special Elections
Elections are underway in North Carolina's 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts. The North Carolina State Board of Elections is updating this page regularly with information about the effects of Hurrican Dorian on polling places. 

Follow on Twitter: @NCSBE  or Facebook.com/NCSBE


National Hurricane Center: Reference for updates about the strength, location and possible impact of Dorian. Advisories are released daily at 5 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Follow on Twitter: @NHC_Atlantic

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Hurricane Resource Page: Reference for information about the hurricane, and pictures of the storm from the Space Station.

Follow on Twitter: @NASAHurricane

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Another reference for up-to-date information on the progress of Dorian.

Follow on Twitter: @NOAA

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Reference for resources and information on the federal emergency response to Dorian.  

Follow on Twitter: @FEMA

  • Find FEMA shelters near you by texting “Shelter” and your zip code to 43362.

Red Cross Shelter Map: Find a Red Cross-operated shelter near you.

North Carolina 

State Emergency Management: For up-to-date information on state-wide road conditions, evacuation routes, transportation schedule and more.

Follow on Twitter: @NCEmergency

  • Call 2-1-1: Call this number for shelters, food assistance and storm recovery help.
  • Call 9-1-1: Call for life-threatening emergencies only

North Carolina Department of Transportation: For transportation information and safety resources.

Follow on Twitter: @NCDOT

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management: Sign up for CharMeck Alerts for important emergency information.

Follow on Twitter: @CharMeckEM 

Cabarrus County Emergency Management

Follow on Twitter: @CabCoEm

Catawba County Emergency Management

Follow on Twitter: @CatCoEm

North Carolina Flood Risk Information System: Know if you are at risk of flooding by inputting your address or county here.  

South Carolina 

State Emergency Management Division: Reference this website for up-to-date emergency information and resources for South Carolina residents.  

Follow on Twitter: @SCEMD

South Carolina Department of Transportation: For transportation information and safety resources.

Follow on Twitter @SCDOTPress

  • Check on road conditions here.

York County Emergency Management

Follow on Twitter: @YorkCountyOEM


Duke Energy of the Carolinas: To report a power outage, call 800-769-3766. For storm safety tips click here.

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