September 12, 2018 4:00 PM
Notification Regarding State of Emergency and Office Closings Sept. 12, 2018
Mayor David McNeill has declared a State of Emergency for the Town of Southern Pines effective at 5 pm September 12th based on National Weather Service predictions of heavy rains, high winds, flooding and power outages across the Sandhills Region.
Town offices and facilities, to include the Library and Recreation and Parks programs, will be closed beginning Thursday September 13th through Sunday September 16th. The Thursday route for trash pickup has been canceled and will resume next Thursday while a decision regarding Friday’s route will be made tomorrow. Residents are asked to remain sheltered during this weather event and stay off the roads so that emergency workers can best respond to any situations caused by this major storm.
In addition to Town crews being prepared to address localized incidents, Moore County has issued its own Declaration and will open a shelter at the Agriculture Center in Carthage at 5 pm today in advance of Hurricane Florence landfall. Duke Energy has imported crews from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Florida and staged them statewide, while Governor Cooper has also declared an emergency and placed 2800 National Guard on standby effective later this evening.
Residents may report power outages to Duke Energy by calling 1-800-419-6356. Blocked roads should be reported by calling the Southern Pines Police Dispatch Center at 910-692-7031. Should the effects of the hurricane dictate further cancelations or any changes to this information, an update will be provided at that time.
Reagan D. Parsons
Southern Pines Town Manager