After the Storm

In the days following a hurricane, crews will be busy clearing roads, responding to emergency calls and assessing damage. You must rely on what you have stored for food, medications and entertainment.

  • Only call 911 in the case of a police, medical or fire emergency.
  • If you need information, call the County Information Center at 252-726-7061.
  • Shelter in place. Do not attempt to travel. If you must go outside your home, be mindful of dangers like downed power lines or contaminated floodwater.
  • Take photos of your property for insurance. Take immediate steps to reduce flood damage.
  • Check on your neighbors. Share food, and take care of each other.
  • If you want to volunteer, call the County Information Center to get connected with agencies and areas in need.
  • Set up carbon monoxide detector before running a generator. Follow all manufacturer guidelines.
  • Do not put anything on the stove. Items left on the stove will cause a fire when the power comes back on.