The National Weather Service issues Tornado Watch for our area: A Tornado watch has been issued for our entire area through 10 PM. A few tornadoes are possible as heavier rain moves through our area, according to the National Weather Service. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings today and keep these devices charged. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?start#contentsFlash Flooding Reported for Jacksonville: City of Jacksonville Public Safety has reported pockets of flash flooding in the City. Please use caution if you must drive on the roads today and do not drive through flooded roadways. Remember, Turn Around Don't Drown. It's impossible to know what is under flooded roadways and it only takes about a foot of water to carry a vehicle away.
Mayor Sammy Phillips has declared a state of emergency to begin 5PM, September 29, 2022 due to the potential impact of Tropical Storm Ian. You may read the signed declaration with the link provided.
Mayor Phillips and Director of Public Safety, Mike Yaniero urges all Citizens to make a plan for safety during this storm event. The potential for rainfall may be significant with winds predicted at Tropical Storm Force (up to 40MPH sustained winds). Please secure your trash bins, lawn furniture or any other objects that may be damaged or cause damage due to wind and ran. There is also a potential for downed trees and debris. Please avoid downed power lines and do not drive into flooded roadways. Water can hide debris, washed out areas of roadways and it is difficult to accurately assess depth. Please, Turn Around, Don't Drown.
City Storm Prep:Jacksonville Public Safety, Fire and Police as well as City crews have been prepping for the potential impact of the storm.
Citizen Storm Prep: Visit JacksonvilleNC.gov/Eprep strom preparation tips and resources for before, during and after the storm.