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Hurricane Florence Update - 09/17/2018 - 5pm



September 17, 2018 5pm

Contact:            Tim Kerigan, Public Information Officer,

Hurricane Florence Update

This will be the last regular press release.  Please visit our website at and follow us Twitter and Facebook for future notices. Please post and share photos/videos. See recently added photos here: or on the left side of our homepage.

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:
Operating as normal.  For any Utility outages or concerns, please call 919-934-1117.

Water Utilities:
Some overflows and backups are expected over the next few days. We believe The Neuse River crested at 18.9 feet and is now at a level of 18.6 feet.  

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

Public Works:
Crews are working diligently to remove debris.  Please place any limbs, etc. by the curb.  We will focus on sanitation first and appearance secondly.  However, we will do our best to remove and improve all quickly.

Parks & Recreation:
The Greenway has been closed until further notice due to flooding – expected to be closed all of this week. 
The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center is now operating at normal hours.

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

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

Links and Contacts:
HTTP://WWW.READYNC.ORG (downloadable phone app)
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All shelters have been closed. Please call 911 for necessary assistance.

Town Hall Hours:
Operating at normal hours.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 761, Smithfield, NC 27577
Physical Address:
350 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Main Phone: 919-934-2116
Fax: 919-934-1134

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