Resources For Tropical Storm Florence

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As Tropical Storm Florence bears down on the Carolinas, WFAE has compiled this information to help you prepare.

Do you still need to prepare? Don’t know where to start? These lists can help:

Here are some other resources and important numbers you’ll need for updates and information before, during and after the storm:


National Hurricane Center: Reference for updates about the strength, location and possible impact of Florence. Advisories are released daily at 5 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Follow on Twitter: @NHC_Atlantic

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Hurricane Resource Page: Reference for information about the hurricane, and pictures of the storm from the Space Station.

Follow on Twitter: @NASAHurricane

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Another reference for up-to-date information on the progress of Florence.

Follow on Twitter: @NOAA

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Reference for resources and information on the federal emergency response to Florence.  

Follow on Twitter: @FEMA

  • Find FEMA shelters near you by texting “Shelter” and your zip code to 43362.

Red Cross Shelter Map: Find a Red Cross-operated shelter near you.

  • The Red Cross has opened five shelters in Charlotte area high schools at East Mecklenburg, South Mecklenburg, North Mecklenburg, Olympic and Ardrey Kell.

North Carolina 

State Emergency Management: For up-to-date information on state-wide road conditions, evacuation routes, transportation schedule and more.

Follow on Twitter: @NCEmergency

  • Call 2-1-1: Call this number for shelters, food assistance and storm recovery help.
  • Call 9-1-1: Call for life-threatening emergencies only

North Carolina Department of Transportation: For transportation information and safety resources.

Follow on Twitter: @NCDOT

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management: Sign up for CharMeck Alerts for important emergency information.

Follow on Twitter: @CharMeckEM 

Cabarrus County Emergency Management

Follow on Twitter: @CabCoEm

Catawba County Emergency Management

Follow on Twitter: @CatCoEm

North Carolina Flood Risk Information System: Know if you are at risk of flooding by inputting your address or county here.  

South Carolina 

State Emergency Management Division: Reference this website for up-to-date emergency information and resources for South Carolina residents.  

Follow on Twitter: @SCEMD

South Carolina Department of Transportation: For transportation information and safety resources.

Follow on Twitter @SCDOTPress

  • Check on road conditions here.

Charleston County

Follow on Twitter: @ChasCountyGov 

York County Emergency Management

Follow on Twitter: @YorkCountyOEM


Duke Energy of the Carolinas: To report a power outage, call 800-769-3766. For storm safety tips click here.

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