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Hurricane Matthew

Storm Information Center

North Carolina Survivors: Reasons to Apply for an SBA Loan


100 Year Floodplain Map

Use the map below to find if your property is within the 100 Year Floodplain. If the floodplain doesn't show up after loading, click on the menu icon (3 horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner), click on the "Layers" tab and toggle the check box for "100 Year Floodplain" several times until the box is checked and the floodplain shows.

 

 


City Terminates State of Emergency

On Monday, October 31, the City of Fayetteville terminated its State of Emergency, which was declared because of Hurricane Matthew.


FEMA - Contact information

Disaster Assistance

Visit the Disaster Assistance webpage for more information regarding resources available for residents and businesses to apply for federal and state disaster assistance.


Community Development Maintaining Housing List

Anyone looking for short-term rental housing options should call Adolph Thomas at 433-1935 or email him at athomas@ci.fay.nc.us for the most up-to-date list. Property management agencies who wish to be added to the list may also call in. The current list is located on the City website at http://fayettevillenc.gov/government/city-departments/community-development and can be accessed by clicking on the link that says: “Fayetteville-Cumberland County Housing short term housing.


Parks and Recreation Status

Clark Park is open but some of the trails remain closed because of downed trees and debris. The Cape Fear River Trail, north of Eastwood Avenue is closed as well because of downed trees. All Parks and Recreation athletic events resume October 22nd. The Westover Recreation Center continues to operate as a shelter and all other recreation centers have resumed normal operating schedule.  



Housing List

The Community Development Department has compiled a housing inventory list to help residents displaced by the flooding find a place to live. Anyone looking for more information about the list can contact the Community Development Department at 433-1590 



City of Fayetteville Road Status Database

Several of the roads maintained by the City of Fayetteville were damaged by the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. Click here for a listing of the roads, and the status of their repairs. 



NCDOT Road Status Database

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is maintaining a Road Status Database on the website. 

At their website, you can learn the current status of road closures for state maintained roads within the vicinity of Fayetteville. 



Community Resource Directory

Cumberland County Community Resource Directory 

October 17, 2016 Cumberland County has assembled a directory of Federal, State, and County resources, as well as non-governmental organizations who are serving residents impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Visit their website for more information or click here to view the directory. 



Storm Debris

FayettevilleNC.gov/Debris

The City of Fayetteville has contracted with a professional disaster collection company to remove limbs and flood-damaged construction debris at curbside. The contractor will begin collection on Monday, Oct. 17. City residents are encouraged to get as much vegetative and flood-damaged debris as possible to the curb this weekend.

Items must be sorted by type at the curb for collection. Click here for more information.


County Transitions to Two Emergency Shelters Today

(Sunday, October 16, 2016) In order to more efficiently serve residents, Cumberland County will consolidate shelter operations this afternoon. As of midnight, 103 people were registered at the four shelters open in the county.
 
Residents at Kiwanis, Smith and Spring Lake Recreation Centers were informed Saturday of the transition and asked to begin relocating to Westover Recreation Center at 267 Bonanza Dr., Fayetteville, after lunch today. 
 
This will leave two shelters open in Cumberland County – South View High School, 4184 Elk Road in Hope Mills, and Westover Recreation Center.
 
Transportation is being provided for shelter residents who need assistance by the Fayetteville Area System of Transit.
 
The transition is taking place today so that shelter residents can be settled in before many of them return to work on Monday and their children resume attending Cumberland County Schools, which will open with a two-hour delay.
 
Cumberland County began shelter operations on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. by opening three facilities – South View High School, Smith Recreation Center and Spring Lake Recreation Center. A fourth shelter opened on Oct. 8 at the Kiwanis Recreation Center; and a fifth on Oct. 10 at Mac Williams Middle School. The Mac Williams shelter closed Oct. 13.

Since Oct. 7, all shelters have been staffed by the American Red Cross, Cumberland County Departments of Public Health and Social Services and local law enforcement.  Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation staff has worked at the Smith and Kiwanis recreation centers and the department will continue to assist at the Westover Recreation Center. Town of Spring Lake employees have assisted at the Spring Lake Recreation Center and Cumberland County Schools continues to assist the County at the South View High School shelter.
 
Shelter meals have been provided by the Baptist Men organization, which established a base of operations at Cedar Falls Baptist Church. The Red Cross has transported the meals. The Cumberland County Schools also provided meals at South View High School. Many area businesses have also contributed food to the shelters and emergency responders.


Donation and Volunteer Management

 


 

 

Hurricane Matthew Imagery - October 11, 2016

Below is aerial imagery the City received from NOAA that was taken on October 11 (a few days post-Matthew). The initial map is zoomed in to Festival Park but you can zoom in and out to different areas of the City. The link is: http://arcg.is/2dPpa5z.

 

 

Red Cross Shelters and Relief

The American Red Cross still needs volunteers, who are being trained quickly at the Kiwanis Recreation Center at 352 Devers St., off Fort Bragg Road.  Some will be assigned to work with people in need individually to assess their needs. There are 63 shelters across southeastern North Carolina as of Wednesday.

The Red Cross has offices in Fayetteville at 807 Carol St.

The Red Cross needs cash, water, toiletries, personal items, baby wipes and diapers and other comfort items. It does not need clothes or toys right now, nor does it need food.

To give, you can call 800-768-8048.


Supply Drives & Assistance

Free Water Distribution 

Flood-affected residents can pick up water until 7 p.m. Wednesday at these locations:

- J.W. Seabrook Elementary School, 4619 N.C. 210 in the Cedar Creek community
- District 7 Elementary School, 5721 Smithfield Road in Wade 
- J.S. Spivey Recreation Center, 500 Fisher St. in Fayetteville  

Covenant Love Church 

Free hot meals served every day from 5-7 p.m., except Sunday for residents affected by the flood. The Operation Blessing Mobile Kitchen is located at Covenant Love Church at 420 Dunn Rd in Fayetteville.

This is open to the community and for those greatly affected and in need.         

For questions/info call Operation Blessing: 757-274-8650

Volunteers are also assisting with gutting and debris removal, as well as packing and salvaging personal belongings. Call 757-272-8650 Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., if you need help.

Volunteers who want to assist are asked to register at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday at Covenant Love. Wear rubber boots and long pants.

Manna Church

Manna Church, 5117 Cliffdale Road, is coordinating volunteer efforts related to trash and debris removal, tarps for homes, water and food assistance, and communication assistance with insurance companies. Call 650-2-RESCUE (737283) or 910-867-9151 for more information.

Manna is giving out water Wednesday until 6 p.m. or until it runs out. Hot meals will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Southview Baptist Church

Southview Baptist Church, 4089 Elk Road in Hope Mills, will provide free hot meals Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Take-out plates will be given away in the church parking lot until they run out. 

Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief volunteers are deploying to Fayetteville to begin feeding hot barbecue meals to the surrounding communities. To donate, text obr to 41444. To volunteer, text obr to 51555.

Epicenter Church

Epicenter Church, 2512 Fort Bragg Rd, serving hot meals and water Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until they run out.

Rockfish Elementary School

Rockfish Elementary School, 5763 Rockfish Road in Hope Mills, has nonperishable food items; slightly used clothing, including baby clothing; and other household items. The school will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 14.

Free Water - Raeford Road

Free water today at 2598 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, 4-6 p.m.

Papa John's - Free Pizza

Papa John's mobile kitchens in Fayetteville will be at the following locations Wednesday: 2800 Raeford Road, Fayetteville (Harris Teeter) and 3403 North Main St., Hope Mills.

Seth's Wish

Seth's Wish, a nonprofit group that helps the homeless in Fayetteville and children at the Capitol Encore Academy, lost its supplies because of the flood during the hurricane. The group is accepting donations to help the homeless who lost their tents and other belongings. For more information, visit the Seth's Wish Facebook page at facebook.com/sethswish.

Downtown Fayetteville

Several businesses in downtown are collecting canned food, personal hygiene items, bottled water and other essential items. Drop off points are: Greg's Art, Pottery & Gifts, Pressed - A Creative Space, The Shops at 123 Hay Street, A Bit of Carolina, CityCenter GalleryandBooks, FUSION SALON, White Trash & colorful accessories, Rude Awakening coffee house, The Wine Café, The Coffee Cup, All Things By Hand, J.Co Salon & Blo'Dry Bar, McLaurin Parking & Transportation, Charley's Pub, Diane's Vintage Market, Turner Lane and Elevo Dynamics.

For updates and additional information www.facebook.com/downtownfayetteville

Fayetteville Christian School 

Fayetteville Christian School is collecting goods to assist victims of Hurricane Matthew's flooding. People can bring food, toiletries, clothing furniture and cash donations as well as essentials to the school beginning at 10 a.m., a release said. The school also is asking for volunteers who can assist those who need help. Several families have offered to house displaced flood victims. Fayetteville Christian School is at 1422 Ireland Drive.


Water Distribution, Food Stamp Replacement, and More

JIC Media Release 12:45 p.m.

Food Stamp Replacement:
Cumberland County residents who are already receiving food and nutrition benefits and have experienced flood damage and/or power outages may apply for replacement Food and Nutrition Services benefits. Go to DSS today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and then during normal hours starting Thursday.

This is only for clients already receiving food stamps. We are awaiting instructions from the state regarding disaster food stamps for residents who do not currently receive food stamp benefits, but who have experienced flood damage and/or power outages as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

If you have questions about replacement food stamps, call 910-323-1540, and select option 4 for food stamps from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please do not call the Child Protective Services line after hours or leave messages regarding food stamps.  The purpose of the Child Protective Services line is to report incidents of abuse and neglect.

Water Distribution Points Updates:
Residents can still go to the following locations to pick up free water provided by emergency management officials.  Distribution is limited to one case per family.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or while supplies last.

  • J.W. Seabrook Elementary School, 4619 NC HWY 210 S, Fayetteville
  • District 7 Elementary School, 5721 Smithfield Rd., Wade
  • J.S. Spivey Recreation Center, 500 Fisher Street, Fayetteville 

Shelter Locations and Updates:
Four shelters are still in operation throughout the area.  The current combined occupancy of these shelters is 109 people.  The location of the four shelters is listed below.

  • Spring Lake Recreation Center at 245 Ruth St., Spring Lake
  • Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville
  • South View Middle School,  4100 Elk Road, Hope Mills
  • Kiwanis Recreation Center,     352 Devers Road, Fayetteville

Donated Goods and Volunteer Management Efforts:
Organizations and individuals are reaching out to help our community as we begin to recover from Hurricane Matthew. Two major organizations, Manna Church and Covenant Love Church/ Operation Blessing Disaster Relief, are coordinating volunteer efforts and providing post-disaster assistance to residents.

Manna Church, 5117 Cliffdale Road, is coordinating volunteer efforts related to trash and debris removal, tarps for homes, water and food assistance, and communication assistance with insurance companies. Call 650-2-RESCUE (737283) or 910-867-9151 for more information.

Covenant Love Church/Operation Blessing Disaster Relief, 420 Dunn Road, is serving hot meals daily at 5 p.m.

Volunteers are also assisting with gutting and debris removal, as well as packing and salvaging personal belongings. Call 757-272-8650, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if you need help.

Volunteers who want to assist are asked to register at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday at Covenant Love. Orientation and training will take place at 8:30 a.m. Wear rubber boots and long pants for safety reasons.

The American Red Cross also needs volunteers. Call 910-867-8151 for more information.

If your organization or business would like to donate items, contact the Donation Management section of the Cumberland County Emergency Operations Center at 910-321-6716, or Manna Church at 910-867-9151.

FEMA Assistance:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Cumberland County to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Matthew.

This will make federal funding available to affected individuals in Cumberland.  Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available to state and eligible tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in Cumberland County.

Residents who submitted pre-applications for individual assistance must follow through and complete the full application process outlined below.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses area can apply for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Another announcement will be sent once FEMA officials are in our area and a Disaster Recovery Center is established. It is very important that residents call the FEMA line at 1-800-621-3362 and not local emergency management or government offices.

Media should call the Joint Information Center at 910-437-1880 or 910-321-6676 for media queries.


Recycling Collection Delayed One Week

Fayetteville recycling collection has been delayed one week due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Waste Management, the contractor for the City of Fayetteville’s recycling services, experienced a complete loss of their offices, shop, trucks and natural gas station during Matthew.

Waste Management has a recovery team in place and is moving in equipment to get routes up and running. They anticipate that it will be next week before staff can restart the Fayetteville recycling collection.

Waste Management and the City apologize to Fayetteville residents for the delay in recycling collection and thank them for understanding as staff works to return the recycling program back to normal operations.  


Changes to Water Distribution Points/Road Updates - 

(JIC Update) - 4:45 p.m.

Emergency crews throughout Cumberland County are transitioning to a recovery mode of operations since floodwaters have begun to recede.  Our initial plan is to begin damage assessment activities to fully understand and evaluate the impact of Hurricane Matthew in the City and County.

Changes to Water Distribution Points:
The following water distribution points will be open until 7 p.m. tonight or until supplies run-out.

  • Walmart, 670 Lillington Hwy in Spring Lake
  • Walmart, 3030 N. Main Street, Hope Mills
  • Walmart, 7701 S. Raeford Rd., Fayetteville
  • J.W. Seabrook Elementary School, 4619 NC HWY 210 S, Fayetteville
  • District 7 Elementary School, 5721 Smithfield Rd., Wade
  • J.S. Spivey Recreation Center, 500 Fisher Street, Fayetteville 

Effective tomorrow, the water distribution points will be revised to the following locations:

  • J.W. Seabrook Elementary School, 4619 NC HWY 210 S, Fayetteville
  • District 7 Elementary School, 5721 Smithfield Rd., Wade
  • J.S. Spivey Recreation Center, 500 Fisher Street, Fayetteville 

The distribution points listed above will be open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Road Closure Updates:
The closure of both lanes of I-95 from Exit 73 in Dunn through Cumberland County has since been reopened. I-95 South remains closed between Exit 56 and Exit 13 in Robeson County.  I-95 North remains closed between Exit 13 and Exit 22 in Robeson County.

The public can monitor road closures through the Traveler Information Management System website operated by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

http://tims.ncdot.gov/TIMS/Default.aspx

Users should select “Cumberland” under the County drop-down box on the website to view all DOT-maintained roads that have been affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Media should call the Joint Information Center at 910-437-1880 or 910-321-6676 for media queries.


Area Utilities Update (
JIC Media Release) - 2:45 p.m.

Emergency crews throughout Cumberland County are transitioning to a recovery mode of operations since floodwaters have begun to recede.  Our initial plan is to begin damage assessment activities to fully understand and evaluate the impact of Hurricane Matthew in the City and County.

Power Outage Update:
Power outages in Cumberland County have decreased significantly.  There are currently 19,935 power outages as compared to 89,000 outages reported yesterday.

Water Utilities Information:
PWC:
Crews are still working to identify problems with water distribution lines.  Water pressures are currently rising as well as the water levels in the above-ground water storage tanks.  Customers are still advised to boil water.

Aqua Water:
Customers are still advised to boil water.  Crews are repairing the remaining water main breaks, and the system should be back up by Thursday, Oct 13th if power is restored.

Spring Lake:
Pump stations are back online.  Customers are still being advised to boil water.

Eastover Sanitary District:
Crews report that the system is fully operational.  There is not a boil water advisory in effect.

Cumberland County Public Utilities:
Crews report that the system is fully operational.  There is not a boil water advisory in effect.

Media should call the Joint Information Center at 910-437-1880 or 910-321-6676 for media queries.


Additional Person Located, Agriculture Hotline, School Closure

JIC Media Release - 1 p.m.

Emergency crews throughout Cumberland County are transitioning to a recovery mode of operations since floodwaters have begun to recede.  Our initial plan is to begin damage assessment activities to fully understand and evaluate the impact of Hurricane Matthew in the City and County

Missing Persons Update:
Fayetteville Police Department has confirmed that Ms. Christy Woods, the last of two people reported as missing after Hurricane Matthew, has been located and is safe.

We currently have no other reports of missing persons related to Hurricane Matthew.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will advise whether or not the fatality located in the northeastern portion of Cumberland County is storm related upon completion of their investigation.

Water Distribution Points/Additional Location Added:
Residents can still go to the following locations to pick up free water provided by emergency management officials.  An additional location has been added at J.S. Spivey Recreation Center.

  • Walmart, 670 Lillington Hwy in Spring Lake
  • Walmart, 3030 N. Main Street, Hope Mills
  • Walmart, 7701 S. Raeford Rd., Fayetteville
  • J.W. Seabrook Elementary School, 4619 NC HWY 210 S, Fayetteville
  • District 7 Elementary School, 5721 Smithfield Rd., Wade
  • J.S. Spivey Recreation Center, 500 Fisher Street, Fayetteville 

Cumberland County Schools Closed:
Cumberland County Schools will remain closed for the rest of the week.

Agricultural Emergency Hotline:
The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by Hurricane Matthew connect with resources that can assist with recovery.  Farmers who have an agricultural emergency can call 1-888-645-9403.

The Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Center and the Federal Farm Services office are closed until Thursday.

Election Precinct Official Training:
The Board of Elections has cancelled training scheduled for this afternoon and tomorrow for precinct officials.

Court Cases:
All court cases affected by the closing of court offices until Thursday, Oct. 13, will be rescheduled by the court system. Notices will be mailed to the address listed on the paperwork. Parties should not call the Clerk of Court's office unless they do not receive a notice within two weeks. If represented by counsel, they should contact their attorney.

Media should call the Joint Information Center at 910-437-1880 or 910-321-6676 for media queries.


Water Distribution Locations

Residents can go to the following locations to pick up free water provided by emergency management officials. We ask that you take one case per family.

  • Walmart, 670 Lillington Hwy in Spring Lake
  • Walmart, 3030 N. Main Street, Hope Mills
  • Walmart, 7701 S. Raeford Rd., Fayetteville
  • J.W. Seabrook Elementary School, 4619 NC HWY 210 S, Fayetteville
  • District 7 Elementary School, 5721 Smithfield Rd., Wade


Key Information/Update - 11 a.m. (11/11/2016)

Update; Disaster Recovery Coalition being stood up.

The network is being stood up by DSS, Red Cross, Salvation Army and Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/Cumberland-Disaster-Recovery-Coal…/.

They will have the network fully stood up by tomorrow evening to include a directory to connect residents with resources to mitigate the impacts of Hurricane Matthew. United Way & Community Foundation (cash donations), Red Cross (volunteers), Salvation Army (clothing/household goods), Food Pantries (food), and volunteer groups, are some of the likely combinations. The County’s DSS and Health Departments will also provide assistance through their various programs.

There are also resources for drinking water, emergency shelters, etc., but for the types of calls we are likely to hear about locally, the coordinating effort isn’t quite ready.

Update; Bottled Water Distribution points.

Residents can go to the following locations to pick up free water provided by emergency management officials. We ask that you take one case per family.

  • Walmart, 670 Lillington Hwy in Spring Lake
  • Walmart, 3030 N. Main Street, Hope Mills
  • Walmart, 7701 S. Raeford Rd., Fayetteville
  • J.W. Seabrook Elementary School, 4619 NC HWY 210 S, Fayetteville
  • District 7 Elementary School, 5721 Smithfield Rd., Wade

Update; FEMA assistance info.

Although Cumberland County has not received a federal declaration for individual assistance at this time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established the website www.DisasterAssistance.gov to allow the public to pre-apply for Individual Assistance.
Citizens should note that this website is not a direct application for Federal assistance to assist in disaster recovery. Pre-Applications made to this website do not guarantee any type of assistance will be given. This website allows Hurricane Matthew victims a chance to pre-apply for federal assistance. Once initial damage assessments are conducted and a federal declaration is made, the application will then be reviewed.

In addition to the application process, the website also gives disaster victims insight on the federal disaster declaration process, information on the types of assistance available, as well as guides to disaster recovery.

Update; Shelter Locations and Updates.

Five shelters are still in operations throughout the area.  The current combined occupancy of these shelters is 146 people.  The location of the five shelters is listed below.

  • Spring Lake Recreation Center at 245 Ruth St. is the closest shelter. Other shelter locations are:
  • Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville\
  • South View Middle School, 4100 Elk Road, Hope Mills
  • Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers Road, Fayetteville
  • Mac Williams Middle School, 4644 Clinton Road, Fayetteville

Update; Solid Waste Landfill, Container Sites Hours for Tuesday, Six Sites Will Be Closed.

The Ann Street Landfill and Wilkes Road Treatment and Processing Facility will operate under normal hours on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Ann Street will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Wilkes Road facility will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The following Cumberland County Solid Waste Container Sites will be closed on Tuesday: Hubbard, McCauley, Melvin, Pearsall, Warren and William. The McCauley site will be closed until further notice.

 All other container sites will be open with their normal hours.

Important numbers:

  • FAST buses for those who need emergency transport to shelters – 910-433-1287
  • Non-emergency issues – 910-677-5509
  • PWC for downed trees and live wires – 910-483-1382
  • Lumbee River EMC – (910) 843-4131
  • South River EMC – (910) 892-8071
  • Duke Energy Progress  - (800) 419-6356
  • Piedmont Natural Gas - (800) 752-7504
  • NC DOT Road Info  - https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/

The public is encouraged to call the Emergency Operations Center for non-emergency purposes at 910-677-5509 and to continue calling 911 for emergencies.


Parks & Recreation Operations Update 

FCPR is now shifting to its established abbreviated schedule through Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

  • General purpose recreation centers will operate 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
  • Senior Center and Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center will operate 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Tokay Senior Fitness Center operate will 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • All evening activities/programs/athletics are cancelled as limited travel is encouraged

All recreation centers opened today with the exception of College Lakes, Massey Hill and Gray’s Creek.  These will re-open as conditions allow.

Lake Rim and Clark Park offices are currently closed while debris is removed.  These will re-open as conditions allow.

NC Veterans Park will remain closed until further notice.

PARKS CREWS are working at full capacity to aid in debris clean-up and removal

FCPR will return to normal operations once all power and water services are restored and safe to use.

FCPR is currently facilitating Smith and Kiwanis Recreations Centers as Red Cross Shelters.


City Hall to Reopen

City Hall and Festival Park Plaza will reopen on October 11, 2016. Employees, unless told otherwise by their supervisor, are to report to work at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 11. City Hall and Festival Park will open to the public at noon.
 
All other City of Fayetteville employees should check with their supervisors for start times and locations.


Council Amends Meeting Agenda

The Fayetteville City Council will still hold their regularly scheduled council meeting at 7 p.m. on October 10, 2016 in City Hall. During the meeting, Council will receive updates from staff regarding Hurricane Matthew and vote on a budget amendment. All agenda items originally on the agenda for the October 10th meeting, including public hearings, have been rescheduled for October 24, 2016.


City of Fayetteville Providing Alternate Access for Neighborhoods Cut Off by Road Collapse

The City of Fayetteville has identified neighborhoods that have been completely cut off from the rest of the City because roads leading into their neighborhoods have collapsed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. The neighborhoods are King’s Grant and  Rayconda subdivisions. City engineers have identified alternate access routes so that residents can leave and enter their neighborhoods. City engineers are working on the repair of the culvert underneath Shawcroft Road leading into King’s Grant. Once Shawcroft Road is repaired, the alternate access will be closed. The alternate route into Rayconda will become the permanent entrance with upgrades coming in the near future.  
  • For Kings Grant, the alternate access will be to extend Cottage Way to connect with Shawcroft Road.
  • For Rayconda, the City will provide access by extending Pinewood Terrace to Raeford Road.
Work will begin to construct both routes after utilities have been cleared along the way, the extensions are expected to be completed by the end of the week. Residents living along the routes being extended can expect heavier traffic while the alternate routes are in use. 


Public Storm Tracker - Fayetteville

 


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Get Prepared

Make a disaster plan with your household members to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency. Make a plan that best suits your needs and the needs of your household.

  • Decide where your household will reunite after a disaster. Identify two places to meet: one right outside your home and another outside your neighborhood, such as a library, community center, or place of worship.
  • Identify all possible exit routes from your home and neighborhood.
  • Designate an out-of-state friend or relative that household members can call if separated during a disaster. Keep in mind that cell phones may not function during and immediately following a disaster due to high volume of activity; however, text messages can often get through, even if you can't make calls on your cell phone. What's more, if cell phones aren't functional, using a landline or a payphone (to call your out-of-state contact) is a good alternative.
  • Plan for everybody's needs, especially seniors, people with disabilities, children, non-English speakers, and pets.
  • Ensure that household members have a copy of your household disaster plan and emergency contact information to keep in their wallets and backpacks.
  • Practice your plan with all household members.

Get Prepared Links


When to Go: Evacuations

Evacuation should be addressed as part of everyone's planning efforts. City officials will tell you when to evacuate through the media and direct warnings. Evacuation is used as a last resort when a serious threat to public safety exists. If you must evacuate, your first plan should always be to stay with friends or family. In a planned evacuation the City will advise residents of which areas are impacted and provide guidance on how the evacuation will proceed. In the case of flooding, designated routes have been identified throughout the city to effectively get people from low-lying hazard areas safely to higher ground.

In an unplanned evacuation, such as for a hazardous material spill, officials will advise affected residents to leave the immediate area until the danger can be removed. Always have your Go Bag prepared and easily accessible in case of any evacuation. You may not have time to assemble your belongings, and you may not be allowed back until the danger has passed.

Evacuate immediately when you:

  • Are directed to do so by an emergency official.
  • Are in immediate danger.

Be Prepared to Evacuate

  • Know evacuation plans for all the places you and your household members spend time. Often buildings have floor marshals who are responsible for evacuation plans.
  • Make alternate transportation plans; the means of transportation you usually use may not be available.
  • Practice plans through regular drills. People who practice escape drills can evacuation with greater ease than those who are unfamiliar with the procedures.
  • If you have pets, consider what you would do if you cannot return home to them.

What to Do When You Evacuate

  • If there is time, secure your home: close and lock windows and doors, and unplug appliances before you leave. Authorities will instruct you if it is necessary to turn off utilities.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable, protective clothing, such as long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Bring your Go Bag with you.
  • Do NOT use an elevator during a fire or other emergency unless directed to do so by emergency personnel. If power goes out or is shut off, you may become trapped.
  • Remember, evacuation routes change based on the emergency so stay tuned to the local news, access FayettevilleNC.gov, or contact 311 for the latest information.
  • Go to the nearest safe place or shelter as soon as instructed.

Disaster Sheltering

If you are directed to evacuate, make arrangements to stay with friends or family outside the affected area whenever possible. For evacuees who have no alternative shelter, the City will open shelters throughout the five boroughs. Disaster shelters may be set up in school, municipal buildings, and places of worship. They provide basic food and water. If possible, bring clothing, bedding, bathing and sanitary supplies, medications, and your Go Bag to shelters.

  • See Tips for Pet Owners if you have pets.
  • Alcoholic beverages, firearms, and illegal substances are NOT allowed in disaster shelters.
  • Shelter sites change based on the emergency so stay tuned to the local news, access FayettevilleNC.gov, or contact 311 for the latest information.


When to Stay: Shelter in Place

During some emergencies, you may be asked to stay where you are, or "shelter in place." This could be as simple as remaining at home while officials clear hazards from a nearby area, or it could require more active measures during emergencies involving contaminated air.

Identify a room with few doors or windows to shelter in place. Ideally the room should allow at least 10 square feet per person.

When officials advise you to shelter in place, act quickly and follow instructions. Your main objective should be to get to a safe indoor location. You will likely be in your "safe room" for no more than a few hours. Once inside:

  • Lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers.
  • Turn off fans, air conditioning and forced air heating systems.
  • Seal all windows, doors and air vents with plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Make sure you have emergency supplies.
  • Tune in to local radio or TV stations to receive updates.
  • If your children are at school, do not pick them up until the danger has passed and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. School officials have shelter-in-place procedures. You will only endanger yourself by leaving a safe area during the emergency.


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