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Pender County and Pender County Emergency Management will issue important information and announcements on this home page during Hurricane Florence, a major weather event.

For real time updates, be sure to follow the Pender County Emergency Management Facebook page:



Pender County Hurricane Florence Dashboard

Road Conditions

Please check these links frequently as information is continually updated.

General Road Closure Information:
Visit the NC DOT site ( for more information.

Flooding Information:
Residents, before heading into Pender County, it is imperative you check the roadways for flooding.
For any flood gauge information, please view this link to FIMAN, the Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network:


Public Hotline – (910) 259-1210

For public questions and information.


View a list of shelters in Pender County

To view more in depth details about Pender County shelters all on one map click here.

County & Municipal Government Closings, Cancellations, & Delays

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Who to call?



Emergency Management
Public Information
Telephone: (910) 259-1210
Four County Electric
(888) 368-7289
Duke Energy
(800) 419-6356
PCU Water/Sewer Emergencies
(910) 471-1041

To learn more about this and the action that has been taken to date, see the links below:


[lsvr_accordion][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Hurricane Preparation” icon=”fa fa-check-square-o”]Getting prepared — Know the supplies you need for a hurricane

  • Water. One gallon per person, per day — prepare for a minimum of three days.
  • Battery-operated television or radio.
  • Extra batteries
  • Manual can opener
  • Local maps
  • Flashlights and waterproof matches
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby supplies
  • Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
  • Rain gear/hat
  • Bleach or water-purification tablets
  • Soap and detergent
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid or portable camping stove
  • Disposable plates, glasses and utensils
  • Ice chest and ice
  • Valuable papers — insurance information, passports, Social Security cards, bank account and credit card numbers, wills, deeds, etc. — or copies, in a waterproof bag
  • Prescription and other necessary medicines
  • Blankets, tarp and masking tape
  • Dust mask to filter contaminated air, plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Three day’s worth of clothing, sleeping bags
  • First-aid kit: aspirin or pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication scissors, tweezers, bug spray
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Fire extinguisher — ABC type
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Extra house, car keys
  • Tools: Shut-off wrench, pliers
  • Needles, thread
  • Whistle
  • Signal flare
  • Games, books for entertainment
  • Pet care: leashes, pet carriers, food
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Baby food, baby formula, powdered milk
  • Canned meats (Spam, chicken, ham)
  • Canned fish (tuna, sardines)
  • Canned meals: spaghetti, soup, stew, chili
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Cereal, crackers and cookies
  • Instant coffee, tea bags, sodas, juice
  • Granola bars, nuts, trail mix
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Sugar, salt, pepper
  • Listen for weather updates
  • Check gas, oil in vehicle
  • Check your emergency evacuation supplies
  • Board up or put storm shutters on windows
  • Clear your yard of loose objects, bicycles, lawn furniture, trash cans, etc.
  • Leave swimming pools filled. Super chlorinate the water, cover pump, filtration systems and intakes.
  • Make sure you know your evacuation routes and shelters.
  • Obtain, mark clean containers for storing water.
  • Obtain a week’s supply of nonperishable foods. Check your disaster supplies kit.
  • Write down emergency phone numbers and keep them near every phone.
  • Be a good friend. Offer your home as shelter to friends/relatives who live in vulnerable areas.
  • Stay inside away from windows.
  • Wait for official word that the danger is over. Don’t be fooled by the storm’s calm eye.
  • Pack what you will need, including emergency supplies kit.
  • Turn off water and electricity at the main valve, breakers or fuses.
  • Turn off propane gas tanks that serve individual appliances like a stove or grill. Do not turn off natural gas unless local officials advise to do so. While you may turn water and electricity back on, only a professional should turn gas back on, to avoid the possibility of a leak leading to explosion. Since it can take weeks for a professional to respond, do not turn off the gas unless you are told to do so, or you suspect a leak.
  • Listen for and follow local evacuation instructions.
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”What To Know When Sheltering” icon=”fa fa-bed”]Being prepared to stay in a shelter will help reduce stress and make the stay less uncomfortable. All Pender County shelters are housed inside school buildings.

“We are working with Pender County Emergency crews, Pender County Health Department, and the American Red Cross to open four shelters during Hurricane Florence,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager.

  • A limited supply of military style cots will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • You should bring personal items to help make your stay more comfortable. (see checklist)
  • The shelters will provide 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Snacks and coffee are not always available.
  • You will be asked to register when you arrive at the shelter. You can come and go as you please but we ask that you let shelter staff know if you are leaving so that they can keep track of how many people they have staying with them.
  • Please bring blankets, sheets or sleeping bags for bedding and warmth.
  • Please remember you will be sharing tight quarters with a lot of people. Be courteous and kind. Minimize loud noise after 8 p.m. Bring earplugs if you wish to listen to a radio or computer.
  1. Clothing for 3-7 days
  2. Pillows
  3. Blankets or sleeping bags
  4. Food and medication for service animal
  5. Daily toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap, washcloth, feminine hygiene products)
  6. Special dietary foods, infant formula
  7. Identification for each family member
  8. 7-day supply of medicine in the original bottles if possible
  9. Cell phone with charger
  10. Books, games and cards
  11. Family/friend/caretaker’s emergency contact information
  12. Written list of all medications with doctors’ names and phone numbers
  13. Glasses, dentures, hearing aids
  14. Medical equipment used on a daily basis (wheelchair, walker, cane, oxygen, catheters, etc.)
  15. Extra batteries needed for any medical equipment
  16. Adult diapers or children’s diapers and wipes.
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Flooding” icon=”fa fa-tint”]For any flood gauge information, please view this link to FIMAN, the Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network:

  • Depending on where you are, and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you previously identified.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.
  • If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof.
  • If trapped in a building, then go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Go on the roof only if necessary. Once there, signal for help.
  • Gather your medications, important papers and a towel and a flashlight.
  • Move to higher ground or a higher floor. Do not go to your attic. Climb on the roof.
  • Stay away from electricity. Beware of electrical or downed power lines. Turn off power.
  • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water. Attempting to cross rushing waters or driving through flooded roads is extremely dangerous. Avoid doing so at all cost.
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Important Links” icon=”fa fa-info”]Pender County officials strongly urge residents to follow reliable, verified information regarding Hurricane Florence.


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To see the most recent situation report for Pender County, please see the PDF below:

Sit Rep Report 10-3-2018[/lsvr_content_box]

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