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Press Release – Pender County residents urged to stay alert to effects of Hurricane Irma

Press Release

Sept. 8, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: County Manager Randell Woodruff, 910-259-1200

Pender County residents urged to stay alert to effects of Hurricane Irma

PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urged residents remain alert for possible wind gusts, storm surge, rainfall, and downed trees from Hurricane Irma.

“We are monitoring the track of Hurricane Irma,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “We may experience Irma’s effects beginning Sunday night and Monday. We may experience the effects of the storm without taking a direct hit.”

Irma is a powerful storm that is pushing water. We could experience a tidal surge up to 2-ft.”

According to the National Weather Service, Pender County should see elevated risks of wind, storm surge, and possible tornadoes.

“Residents along the coast and sounds should anticipate a tidal surge,” Collins said.

Pender County residents have prepared well for Hurricane Irma, he said.

“We need residents to remain alert for effects of Hurricane Irma,” Collins said. “At this time the Pender County Emergency Operations Center is not fully activated.”

Residents may register for CodeRed, the county’s emergency alert system, at

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at and on the website

If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.



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