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Posted on: September 11, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Jacksonville Mayor gives Hurricane Florence Update

City Update with Mayor Sammy Phillips 9:45AM, Sept 13

Update: Hurricane Florence

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 11AM

Stay Home, Stay Safe. That is the message from Mayor Sammy Phillips. In his live report from the Jacksonville EOC at 9:45am, Thursday, September 13 with Public Safety Director Mike Yaniero and Mayor Pro Tem Lazzara, the Mayor stated that hurricane Florence will have significant impact to our area.  See the City's facebook page for the live report - Jacksonville North Carolina Government

Important information to know:

  • A State of Emergency has been declared by Mayor Sammy Phillips for the City of Jacksonville
  • As of 11AM, the Jacksonville area is is starting to feel the impact of the storm with winds now exceeding 35MPH. Wind speeds will increase throughout the day and into Thursday night
  • A tornado watch is in effect for our area
  • The New River is expected to rise, downtown Jacksonville most likely to experience flooding.
  • While there is no curfew established at this point, the Mayor and Public Safety Director are stating that this may change as conditions worsen. 
  • An update is scheduled for 3PM

City Emergency personnel and other crews are on the job:

Please allow emergency crews to do their job. Public Safety personnel, road crews and  crews responding to power outages are on the job to help keep you safe. Please keep roadways clear so they may do their job. 

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