Friday, September 5, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna

CONTACT: Rich Olson, City Manager
City of Elizabeth City
(252) 337-6864

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Operations Center was activated at 12:01 p.m. today, Friday, September 5, 2008 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank and Camden Counties have all declared a State of Emergency. The area will be experiencing the affects from Tropical Storm Hanna with gale force winds of 40 mph beginning around midnight on Friday and continuing throughout the day on Saturday. The maximum sustained winds expected in our area are 55 mph. A threat for tornadoes in our area exists due to the storm track. While no evacuation orders are being issued at this time for the area, a Red Cross shelter will open on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Knobbs Creek Recreation Center on Ward Street.

The Emergency Operations Center will be utilizing its emergency notification system to keep our citizens apprised of the storm’s status. To receive updated storm information, please call the Pasquotank-Camden Hotline at 331-7474.

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