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Guilford County Declares State of Emergency

Post Date:09/12/2018 7:00 AM

Guilford County Officials have declared a State of Emergency, to be effective noon Wednesday September 12, 2018, for Guilford County residents due to the anticipated severity of Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence is projected to bring significant rainfall and tropical storm force winds for the Guilford County Area and the declaration allows local government Emergency Planners to activate pre-staging and safety protocols for the major inclement weather event.

Citizens are encouraged to stay off the roadways during the impact and post-impact timeframes of the storm if reasonably possible, and to limit travel so as not to interfere with efforts of the emergency responders and repair crews. In addition, citizens should not enter flooded areas, including flooded roadways and structures.

“It is important for our residents to take this storm seriously and take all necessary precautions”, said Alan Branson, Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.
To keep up with the latest information for Hurricane Florence residents are encouraged to download the “Ready NC” mobile app, and visit the Guilford County government social media accounts and Ready Guilford accounts (Ready Guilford.org)

Click to view State of Emergency Proclamation.