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Hurricane Florence Update - 09/16/2018 - 8pm
09/16/2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2018 8pm

Contact:            Tim Kerigan, Public Information Officer, tim.kerigan@smithfield-nc.com

Hurricane Florence Update

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Please see the following updates so that we may possibly answer any questions in advance. Notices will include any updates available from each of our departments.

Electric Utilities:
For any Utility outages or concerns, please call 919-934-1117. All outages will be addressed as quickly as possible and as safety allows.

Water Utilities:
Some overflows and backups are expected over the next few days. We will try to notify everyone as quickly as possible once we know.
The Neuse River has risen to 18.4 feet. The current prediction is the river will crest at approximately 19 feet this evening.  This should not compromise operations or safety. For any Utility outages or concerns, please call 919-934-1117.

Safety and Emergency Services:
For any emergencies, please call 911.

Public Works:
Trash and yard debris services from Friday were moved to this coming Wednesday. Monday trash services will be delayed approximately 2-3 hours due to  the Johnston County Landfill having a delayed opening.

Parks & Recreation:
The Greenway has been closed until further notice due to flooding.
The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center is expected to re-open at 8am on Monday.

Public Schools: 
Johnston County Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday and Neuse Charter School is closed on Monday.
 

Curfew:
There is no curfew in effect for the Town of Smithfield.

Links and Contacts:
https://www.facebook.com/SmithfieldPoliceNC
HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/PREPARE
HTTP://WWW.READYNC.ORG (downloadable phone app)
HTTPS://WWW.FIMAN.NC.GOV/FIMAN
HTTP://WWW.NCFLOODMAPS.COM
•Eastern NC: 
http://weather.gov/mhx
•Southeast NC: 
http://weather.gov/ilm
•Central NC:
http://weather.gov/rah
http://forecast.weather.gov/gridpoint.php?site=rah&TypeDefault=graphical
www.johnstonnc.com/alerts
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html

Shelters:
All shelters are currently closed. Please call 911 for necessary assistance.

Town Hall Hours:
Expected to open at 8am on Monday.

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