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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2018 1pm
Contact: Tim Kerigan, Public Information Officer, email@example.com
Hurricane Florence Update
Please visit our website at www.smithfield-nc.com and follow us Twitter and Facebook for updates.
We hope that all citizens are safe in the coming days. Please see the following updates so that we may possibly answer any questions in advance.
The Town intends to issue updated public/press releases two times per day. Notices will follow updates from the National Weather Service and will include any updates available from each of our departments.
Essential staff in all departments have been called in to assist our citizens as necessary and based upon need and safety for all.
All operations are currently normal. All necessary precautions have been taken. For any Utility outages or concerns, please call 919-934-1117. There was one power outage reported this morning, but that service has been restored. We are in constant contact with Duke Progress Energy, as some citizens are serviced by them and understand they have some outages reported. They are also addressing and restoring as safety allows.
All operations are currently normal. All necessary precautions have been taken. For any Utility outages or concerns, please call 919-934-1117.
Safety and Emergency Services:
For any emergencies, please call 911.
Trash and yard debris services for Friday have been moved to this coming Wednesday. However, you may experience some delays as crews may have to modify their schedule to adhere to emergency issues should they arise. Convenience Site Center at 231 Hospital Road will be closed on Sat. Sept. 15, 2018 as a result of Hurricane Florence and the potential risk of flooding in the area. Please secure all rollout containers to keep them from blowing away and getting lost.
Parks & Recreation:
Closed through Sunday. Including the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center.
Johnston County Schools and Neuse Charter School are scheduled to be closed until further notice.
There is no curfew in effect for the Town of Smithfield.
Links and Contacts:
HTTP://WWW.READYNC.ORG (downloadable phone app)
•Eastern NC: http://weather.gov/mhx
•Southeast NC: http://weather.gov/ilm
North Johnston Middle School
435 Oil Company Rd.
Micro, NC 27555
Benson Middle School
1600 North Wall St.
Benson, NC 27504
West Johnston High School
3935 Raleigh Rd.
Benson, NC 27504
Town Hall Hours:
Town Hall will be closed all day Friday.
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