Hurricane Florence Information

Updated 09/16/2018 @ 5:30P

Hurricane Florence is moving at a very slow speed as it impacts the eastern portions of the Carolinas.  The County Emergency Operation Center received it latest briefing from the National Weather Service at noon. The wind impact in Montgomery County has diminished some to expectations of sustained winds of 25 to 35 MPH, with higher gust.  The threat of falling trees and utility lines will be a danger.  There has been an increase of expected rainfall totals, which may cause isolated flooding.  Consideration should be used if you live in an area, which is prone to flooding.  Be observant for water on the highways throughout the next several days. Never drive or walk across moving water, “turn around, do not drown.” 

Emergency Response During Event
Emergency response during the storm may be affected if weather conditions put the safety of emergency responders at risk.  It is highly advised that you seek medical attention if needed prior to the arrival of inclement weather.  Any change in the status of emergency services in the county will be posted on this page during the event.  Callers to 911 will also be advised if a delay in response is expected.

Shelter Information
The shelter has closed for this event.

Power Outages
Do not call 911 if you experience a power outage. Call your power company using one of the phone numbers below to report an outage.  Dispatch will not report power outages to your power company.

Energy United                   1-800-386-4833
Duke Progress                  1-800-769-3766
Randolph Electric             1-877-736-2633
Pee Dee Electric               1-800-693-0190

Reporting Downed Trees and/or Power Lines
Please call (910)571-7109 to report non medical issues such as downed trees, power lines, or flooding. This number can also be called for any inquiries during the storm.

Medical Conditions
It is strongly encouraged that you plan ahead for any medical needs during this event.  Contact your healthcare provider to ensure that they can provide anything you may need during the event. 

Notable Closures
Closed Thursday Sept 13th and Friday Sept 14th

Montgomery County Schools               
Closed Monday Sept 17th

Montgomery Community College         
Closed Monday Sept 17th

Montgomery County Government         
Operating on a two hour delay. Offices will open at 10A on Monday Sept 17th

Montgomery County Convenience Sites
Closing at 3P on Thursday Sept 13th.  Closed Friday Sept 14th  and Saturday Sept 15th. Should the storm move quicker than anticipated, the County will attempt to reopen the convenience sites Saturday afternoon on Sept 15th.  Please check this site for up-to-date information.

Montgomery County Clerk of Court Offices
Closed Friday Sept 14th

Uwharrie Landfill
As of Thursday Sept 13th at 3pm, Uwharrie Landfill intends to open Friday morning.  For up-to-date information please call (910) 576-3697.