Hurricane Dorian – Afternoon Update 9/4/19

New Information Since Last Update:
Wayne County is under a State of Emergency with NO restrictions at this time. Wayne County is also under a Flash Flood Watch, focusing on the Southeastern part of the County.

Key Messages:
-Wayne County Office of Emergency Services staff & management continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian.
-Wayne County upgraded from a Tropical Storm Watch to a Tropical Storm Warning.
-Dorian is expected to brush close to the Carolina coast Thursday into Friday.
-Wind gusts up to 45 mph are still expected Thursday. Gusts Thursday night into Friday morning could reach 70 mph.
-Rainfall is now predicted at 6-8 inches with localized, urban, and poor drainage areas flooding.
-Some models show the Neuse River having some minor localized flooding, but overall, still staying below flood levels.
-Now is the time to prepare, with all preparations completed no later than Wednesday evening.
-Residents should have an emergency kit ready and also remove/secure items around their home in preparation for high winds.

Continue to monitor this page as well as waynegov.com/dorian for the latest information.

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