7 North Carolina Counties Order Evacuations Ahead Of Florence

RALEIGH, NC — Seven counties issued evacuation orders Monday evening in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

  • Bertie County – voluntary evacuation of waterfront and low-lying areas effective Wednesday, Sept 12
  • Brunswick County – voluntary evacuation of unincorporated areas effective Tuesday, Sept 11; mandatory evacuation of low-lying and flood-prone areas, people in substandard or mobile homes effective Tuesday, Sept 11
  • Currituck County – mandatory evacuation for Currituck Outer Banks (Corolla and Carova) effective 7am Tuesday, Sept 11
  • Dare County – mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island effective noon Monday, Sept 10; mandatory evacuation for entire county effective 7am Tuesday, Sept 11
  • Hyde County – mandatory evacuation for visitors to Ocracoke effective Monday, Sept. 10; mandatory evacuation for residents to Ocracoke effective Tuesday, Sept 11
  • New Hanover County – mandatory evacuation for UNCW
  • Onslow County – voluntary evacuation of unincorporated areas and Surf City effective Monday, Sept 10; mandatory evacuation of Topsail Beach effective Tuesday, Sept 11

“We face three critical threats from Florence: ocean surge along our coast, strong winds, and inland flooding from heavy rain,” says Governor Cooper. “Wherever you live in North Carolina, you need to get ready for this storm now and you need to evacuate if asked to.”

Cooper is urging residents to follow any evacuation orders that are issued in their area.

South Carolina’s Governor, Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation for all coastal counties Monday afternoon. Those evacuations are set to begin Tuesday morning.