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Pender County Declares State of Emergency, effective Sept. 30, 8 a.m.

PENDER COUNTY – With Hurricane Ian approaching the East Coast, Pender County authorities declared a state of emergency effective Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m.

“As of Thursday afternoon, Hurricane Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm. However, it’s possible this storm could strengthen over the Atlantic Ocean and once again become a Category 1 hurricane,” said Tommy Batson, Pender County Emergency Director. “The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will activate tomorrow morning, and we will continue to monitor this storm.”

Pender County Emergency Management urges all residents to prepare now for possible high winds, possible tornadoes, loss of electricity, and flash flooding.

Remember to secure all pets and have enough food and water for seven days.

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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