Hurricane Florence: North Carolina Closures & Information

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Together for North Carolina: Hurricane Florence Relief

 

Update: Monday, September 17 at 4:30 PM: For all site updates, click here.

September 17, 4:30pm:

The North Carolina Ames Street Office will be OPEN on Tuesday, September 18.

Staff may have care giving responsibilities (due to school closures, etc.) and will need to remain at home.  Please contact your supervisor regarding your status.

Also, we emphasize DO NOT travel to the office unless you are sure you have safe driving conditions to the office. If you are unsure of road conditions, please check and download: ReadyNC, a mobile application.

The ReadyNC mobile app is an all-in-one tool to help people get ready for everything from traffic jams to hurricanes and ice storms. The app gives information on real-time traffic and weather conditions, river levels, evacuations and power outages.

 

Contract Site Closures:

Please be sure to check your email, communicate with your supervisors, and check this website where we will provide updates regarding announced site closures and the resumption of services.

Please continue to check your email and our website at https://www.servicesource.org/ for status updates regarding building closures.

For government contract sites please stay in direct contact with your supervisor regarding any delays or site closures. We will also be posting a list on our website with updates for open/closures of all government contract sites.

Your safety is paramount, if your site is open please use caution to ensure that you have a safe transportation route to your work site.

 

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September 16, 5:00pm:

The North Carolina Ames Street Office will be closed on Monday, September 17.

All North Carolina sites are closed on Monday, September 17

For North Carolina Regional Contacts, click here.

ServiceSource North Carolina Employees: The current operating status for projects that may be affected is available here. Please continue to monitor our website or use the NC Contact List for more information.

Update: September 12 at 10:00 AM: There is an increasing risk of life threatening impacts from Hurricane Florence: fresh water flooding from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event inland and damaging hurricane-force winds.

Contract Site Closures:

Please be sure to check your email and this website, where we will provide daily updates regarding announced site closures and the resumption of services. We are anticipating that the storm will impact North Carolina starting Thursday, September 13.

The Fayetteville Office schedule at 600 Ames Street is the following:

  • Early leave at 2PM, Wednesday – September 12
  • The office is closed Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14.
  • For office staff working at 600 Ames street, please enter your time prior to leaving today. Please code your time for the remainder of the week as “site closure”.
  • Staff are weather proofing the buildings at our Fayetteville office to protect against potential flooding and wind damage.

Please check your email and our website at https://www.servicesource.org/ for status updates regarding building closures. For government contract sites, please stay in direct contact with your supervisor regarding any delays or site closures (see attached contact sheet). We will also be posting a list on our website with updates for open/closures of government contract sites.  Your safety is paramount, if your site is open please use caution to ensure that you have a safe transportation route to your work site.

ATTENTION ALL NORTH CAROLINA STAFF: 

  1. Please fully turn off your laptop or desktop computer, and office equipment such as printers.
  2. Prior to leaving the office on Wednesday we ask that you store your office and computer equipment on top of your desk and cover equipment with a black plastic garbage bag.
  3. Note: IT staff are onsite today to follow up and assist staff with safe storage of equipment.

Housing:  Residents have received the FEMA and American Red Cross hurricane preparation checklist of what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. Housing staff have called all residents: one (1) week prior to the storm and will follow up with each resident within one day after the storm (no later than three (3) days).  Depending on water levels and safe access, staff will assess the condition of the properties of all three complexes.

Community Inclusion Day (CID) Program Participants:

The CID Director notified participants and family members and provided education for hurricane preparation to participants and distributed the safety checklist. Staff will maintain a phone log and will call participants’ guardians within one day after the storm.

Emergency lights and water supplies have been purchased, and will be distributed as needed for staff, participants, and housing residents.

Staying Updated

Cumberland County residents can go to the county’s website and download the ReadyNC app on smartphones, which provides up-to-date information that includes power outages, shelters once they’re identified and how to build an emergency kit. Sign up for alerts here: https://readync.org/en/downloadapp.html

Hurricane Safety Checklist: Click here for the American Red Cross hurricane safety checklist.

 

Update: September 11:

As of Monday September 9th, Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 Hurricane. According to the National Hurricane Center,  “Life-threatening freshwater flooding is likely from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event, which may extend inland over the Carolinas and Mid Atlantic for hundreds of miles as Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland.”

The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have all declared States of Emergency. Here’s how the Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests you prepare for the storm:

Prepare an emergency water supply

  • Have at least 5 gallons of water per person (which should be enough to last 3 to 5 days)
  • Gather clean containers for water.
  • Get supplies to make your drinking water safe (like iodine tablets or chlorine bleach).
  • Learn how to safely store your water supply.
  • Learn how to make your drinking water safe for use.

Prepare an emergency food and medicine supply

  • Put together a 3 to 5 day supply of food that doesn’t go bad (like canned food)
  • Make sure to have enough baby food or formula (if needed).
  • Gather any prescription medicines.
  • Learn tips for preparing your emergency food supply.

Gather safety items, including:

  • First aid kit and instructions
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Sleeping bags or extra blankets

Gather personal care products, including:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet cleaning cloths (like baby wipes) in case you don’t have clean water
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Tampons and pads
  • Diapers

Tip: Make sure your supplies are stored together in a place that’s easy to reach.

What’s next?

  • Create your own hurricane plan to keep you and your loved ones safe. Check out Make a Plan to learn more.
  • Make sure your family, home, and car are ready for the storm. Check out Get Your Family, Home, and Car Ready for more information.

 

Useful Sites:

Red Cross Ready Checklist: https://servicesourceinc.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/EWLMWppPABVJj363KEG38PMBTiMi58z9S6vz85sqiD4CNg?e=LC0nKh

NC Contact List: https://servicesourceinc.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/EZ3ginQt-X1FiwGT5uLgghUBh_Lpt3lbtQbrH8-GJHY7oA?e=iKRz1b

Evacuations and Storm Watch: Weather.com

In Cumberland County, North Carolina: Cumberland County Emergency Services

In Fairfax County, Virginia: Fairfax County Government Twitter

In Delaware: PrepareDE.org

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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