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Hurricane Florence Updates

Post Date:09/11/2018 4:48 PM

Last updated: 9/17/2018 8:00 AM Hurricane Florence Instagram Graphic

Town of Morrisville staff continues to monitor the impact of the storm. As the storm continues, staff is ready to respond as needed.

For emergency assistance, please call 911. For non-emergency assistance, please call 919-829-1911. 

Information will be added as it is available. Please check back for updates.

Flood-Prone Areas

There are some areas of Morrisville that have historically been known to flood.  We have identified those areas by intersection/street below.

  • Crabtree Crossings: Double Eagle Court, Sterling Green Court, East Chase Court, Fairwood Drive
  • Crabtree Apartments: First Floor
  • Aviation Parkway: Liberty Hill Pass, Cotton Square Lane, Cotulla Drive
  • Fairview: Green Drive, Chapel Hill Road

If you live in or near one of these areas, please be alert.  If you notice flooding, please call the non-emergency number (919-829-1911).  Please do not post flooding concerns to social media. 

Solid Waste Collection

-Trash/Recycling pickup will resume on Monday, September 17 on a normal schedule (Monday will be picked up Monday, etc.). Since Friday's pickup was canceled last week, Waste Industries will allow extra bags for those with Friday service. Call 919-463-7070 if you have questions.

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

-Morrisville Aquatics & Fitness Center (MAFC) is now operating on their normal schedule. A make up schedule for MAFC classes cancelled due to the storm is posted here.

-Cedar Fork Community Center (CFCC) is open, but all programming is cancelled for as long as Wake County Schools are closed.

-Town Parks and Greenways are closed during adverse weather conditions. The public should not enter parks and greenways for their own safety during the storm or when areas are flooded.

-Stay up to date on Athletic Program information at 919-463-6215.

Weather Updates

-Monitor the weather through the National Weather Service at https://www.weather.gov/rah/tropical.

Power Outages

-In the event of power outages, you can view outage alerts and report outages at https://www.duke-energy.com/outages/.

-Contact Duke Energy to request street light repairs at https://www.duke-energy.com/customer-service/request-light-repair.

-If you plan to use a generator, DO NOT use it indoors, including a garage, carport, basement, etc.

Shelters

-Wake County will open shelters as needed through the storm.  Stay up to date on the latest evacuation and shelter information at ReadyWake.com.

-The North Carolina Department of Public Safety also has information about shelters available at https://www.ncdps.gov/florence#shelters.

Other Reminders

-Ensure you have food, water, and medications for each person in your home for seven days.

-Make sure storm drains are clear of debris so excess water can flow appropriately and reduce the extent of flooding.

-Be ready for power, utility, and phone service outages. Keep your mobile phones and devices charged.

-Refill your gas tank and stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.

-Bring patio furniture and garbage cans inside; they could become dangerous in high winds.

-Have enough cash on hand to last seven days.

-As the storm approaches, coastal and inland flooding is possible. Be aware of quickly moving water and flooded roads. Do not drive around barricades, or through high water. Remember, turn around, don’t drown!

-If you’re told to evacuate, do so immediately. Know how you’ll communicate with family members and neighbors once the storm passes. You can call, text, email or use social media. Remember that during disasters, text instead of calling because phone lines are often overloaded.

Helpful Resources

-For help finding gas, visit www.gasbuddy.com or download the app.

-Check out http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes to learn more about how to prepare.

-Download the Ready NC app at https://readync.org to access information about the storm.

-See floodplain information about your property at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search.

-UNC Healthcare is offering free virtual urgent care service to anyone in North Carolina during the storm: https://bit.ly/2OjYmHv .

-RelyMD is offering free virtual healthcare visits for North Carolina residents who are being impacted by Hurricane Florence. Residents in need can access the service via the free mobile app, on a computer at relymd.com or by calling 855-384-6688. Residents should use the coupon code “florence” (all lowercase) when initiating a new consult to complete their consultation for free. For more information, relymd.com/florence. Free visits are valid now through September 21, 2018.

To stay updated on additional impacts on town services, visit this webpage at www.townofmorrisville.org/florence. You can also receive information through the following mechanisms:

-Email notifications through General Information from Morrisville. Sign up for Notify Me emails at www.townofmorrisville.org/email. You can unsubscribe at any time.

-Town of Morrisville social media:

               Twitter: @Morrisville_NC

               Facebook: Town of Morrisville, NC

               Instagram: @TownofMorrisvilleNC

Updates will also be posted to Nextdoor

-Town of Morrisville Website App at www.townofmorrisville.org/mobileapp.

-Recorded messages with town service updates at 919-463-7059.