Hurricane Florence emergency contacts to note as ‘extremely dangerous’ storm hits East Coast
As Hurricane Florence continues to charge toward the U.S. Eastk Coast, particularly the Carolinas, locals are encouraged to take the appropriate steps to prepare for what the National Hurricane Center calls an “extremely dangerous” storm.
With winds up to 140 mph, Florencebecame a Category 4 stormMonday afternoon — and weather experts have warned it could become even more powerful as it approaches land. Currently, Florence is on its way to North Carolina, though it’s expected to travel through North Carolina and Virginia as well.
From stocking up on important items to hurricane-proofing homes, residents in the path of the hurricane have been getting ready for days. Officials also recommend having emergency contact numbers handy in case anyone becomes trapped in the storm or requires assistance.
Here are some key numbers to have on hand throughout the storm. In the event of a medical emergency, fire or other serious incident, dial 911 immediately.
North Carolina Emergency Management: 919-825-2500
North Carolina Department of Public Safety: 919-733-2126
North Carolina State Highway Patrol: 919-742-2124
Clickherefor a list of county emergency coordinators