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Posted on: September 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Southern Pines, NC Thurs., Sept. 20 3:45 PM Hurricane Florence Update

Press Release Hurricane Florence 09 20 18

09/20/2018  3:45pm

Final Notification Regarding State of Emergency and Office Closings


The State of Emergency declared in Southern Pines during the events of Hurricane Florence has been lifted.

As of Noon 09/20/18, all Town owned and operated facilities are once again operational with direct power and no need for generator assistance. Office hours and public services have returned to normal, with the exception of garbage pick up. The collection of TRASH ONLY will continue through Friday's route, with normal recycling and yard debris schedules beginning Monday 09/24.

Amongst the 178 non-police related calls dispatched from the Town Emergency Operations Center, 72 involved direct storm damage and 46 were related to electrical hazards (generally lines downed by fallen trees.) Town Fire, Police, Public Works, and Water and Sewer crews in addition to support personnel worked tirelessly throughout the event to keep roads cleared, property safe, and damaged lines accessible to Duke Energy and their contractors despite the often challenging circumstances.

Damage assessments relative to private equipment, machinery, inventory, and lost revenue are only beginning. Our hearts go out to those experiencing flooding in northern Moore County and our surrounding areas, in addition to communities east of us who have suffered devastating damages.

Thank you to our residents for their continued patience throughout recovery efforts from this significant storm event.

Reagan D. Parsons

Southern Pines Town Manager

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