Are You Prepared for a Hurricane?

Weather forecasts show a powerful storm headed toward the North Carolina coast.

Gov. Perdue has declared a state of emergency for counties east of Interestate 95, however, weather is unpredictable and could affect the City of Raleigh.

Here are some helpful tips to follow if the City is affected by the storm:
  • Stay tuned to local radio for information.
  • Help injured or trapped persons.
  • Give first aid where appropriate.
  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of further injury. Call for help.
  • Return home only after authorities advise that it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company, police, or fire department.
  • Enter your home with caution. Beware of snakes, insects, and animals driven to higher ground by flood water.
  • Take pictures of the damage, both to the house and its contents for insurance claims.
  • Drive only if absolutely necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
  • Use telephone only for emergency calls.
As a reminder, non-emergency requests, such as parking problems or other minor enforcement items should be referred to 919-996-3335. Or you can file a report online at www.raleighnc.gov.

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