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Posted on: January 8, 2024

New Hanover County announces early closures for Tuesday, January 9

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – In response to the forecasted non-tropical nor'easter, New Hanover County is announcing the closure of all county offices and libraries at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 to ensure public and staff safety. Essential emergency services will continue to operate as usual. 

Additionally, the Senior Resource Center’s in-person nutrition meals for the Katie B. Hines Center (Carolina Beach) and Castle Hayne will be served from 11 a.m. to noon. Drive-up meals for Castle Hayne and the Davis Center at Maides Park will not be available. 

The New Hanover County Board of Elections meeting scheduled for January 9 has been canceled. 

Weather Impact

Residents should brace for peak wind gusts ranging from 40 to 55 mph beginning Tuesday and increasing into Tuesday evening. There is an increased likelihood of severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes, and flash flooding from significant rainfall. Visit weather.gov/ILM/briefing for the latest weather updates from the National Weather Service.

Precautionary Measures

The county urges the community to secure all items that could be displaced by strong winds, like trash cans and outdoor decorations. Residents should stay informed through weather apps and local news, and adhere to severe weather safety protocols. Visit ReadyNHC.com to learn more about how to prepare for severe weather, sign up for local weather alerts, and more. 

Important Contacts

Residents who experience a power outage during the storm can report it by texting OUT to 57801, calling 1-800-419-6356, or visiting duke-energy.com.

For Cape Fear Public Utility Authority water and sewer emergencies, residents should call CFPUA at (910) 332-6565.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

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