Orange County Friday Update on Hermine

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (September 2, 2016) – Orange County reminds residents to be prepared for the possibility of heavy downpours and flooding over the next 24-hours.

Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to impact Orange County, NC this afternoon with rain amounts of 1”- 3”. We could see a few periods of moderate to heavy rain today and tonight, but we will most likely see a lighter steady rain through the event.

Tonight, Hermine will continue the journey along the Atlantic seaboard, and we should see precipitation begin diminishing in the early morning hours of Saturday. Winds tomorrow morning will be from the north around 15mph, gusting to 20. The sun may be peeking through scattered clouds by Saturday evening; highs will be in the upper-70’s.

Cautions: Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t drive through flooded areas, and watch for any items that might have been blown around. Be especially careful at night when visibility is reduced.

Residents are encouraged to monitor local radio and television stations for information and updates.  Stay informed!

Even if Hermine is a minor event, it is always recommended to have a 72-hour disaster kit.  To be prepared, the kit should contain basic survival items including: water, non-perishable foods, first aid kit, flashlight, batteries, manual can opener, toiletries, rain gear, medications, cell phone charger and extra cash. 

We encourage those who live or work in Orange County to register for OC Alerts, our community notification program. Registration is free and available at www.readyorange.org.

On Twitter follow @ocncemergency or @ocncgov

In an emergency call 9-1-1. 

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