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Emergency Resources To Know For Hurricane Florence

We've got your need to know numbers and resources for Charlotte residents.

North Carolina has declared a state of emergency. Hurricane Florence has arrived in the Carolinas this morning and according to Nick Kosir, Charlotte will start to feel Florence's effects later this weekend.

As we prepare for that, here are some emergency numbers:

  • Call 911 for any life-threatening emergency
  • For information about emergency shelters and more, call 211 (or 888-892-1162) or the American Red Cross of the Greater Carolinas Region in Charlotte at 704-376-1661 (press 1 for emergencies) or view the Red Cross' website for up-to-date information about what shelters are open
  • Contact Duke Energy to report a power outage at 800-228-8485 or you can text 57801
  • Call 511 for news on road conditions or dial *HP for the Highway Patrol in emergency situations
  • For non-life threatening emergencies call 311

Where to find the most up-to-date information:

* Sign up for the CharMeck Alerts, an emergency alert system provided by the city of Charlotte
* Download the ReadyNC app and follow @NCEmergency on Twitter for state-wide and local updates from the NC Emergency Management team
* Follow @FEMARegion4 and download the FEMA app for information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

 

Article Sourced By: Charlotte Magazine