List Of Mandatory Evacuations For Hurricane Florence

Mandatory evacuations have been started as East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence making landfall

  • On Tuesday evening Florence was a Category 4 with maximum sustained winds at 140 mph

  • Florence is expected to weaken to a Category 3 by the time it makes landfall sometime Friday morning

  • After making landfall Florence is expected to move extremely slow causing severe flooding in some areas

Currently, Hurricane Florence is barreling towards the East Coast and is considered a Category 4. On Tuesday evening, Florence had maximum sustained winds reported at 140 mph 725 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.

Experts believe Florence will possibly weaken to a Category 3 hurricane when it makes landfall sometime Friday morning. Some areas are still preparing for the very real possibility of catastrophic damage. The Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning along the coast from Duck, North Carolina, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, to the South Santee River, South Carolina.

The storm is expected to move very slowly once it makes landfall, which means some areas may see several straight days of heavy rains possibly up to three feet. North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are the three states expected to see the wrath of Florence.

Mandatory evacuations were announced Monday and Tuesday for areas where Florence is expected to make landfall. A list of the areas being evacuated so far can be found below.

South Carolina Mandatory Evacuations:

Mandatory evacuations from Edisto Beach in Jasper County to the SC/NC state line in Horry County. Counties affected include Edisto Beach in Jasper County, Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown, and Horry

North Carolina Mandatory Evacuations:

Alamance
Alexander
Alleghany
Anson
Ashe
Avery
Beaufort

Entire County – Voluntary Evacuation Status

Bertie

Voluntary Evacutation – Low lying areas and the Waterfront

Bladen
Brunswick

Mandatory Evacuation – Low lying areas and Sub-Standard housing

– Holden Beach (Visitors)

– Oak Island (Visitors)

Voluntary Evacuation – Unincorporated areas

– Holden Beach (Residents)

– Oak Island (Residents)

– Navassa

Buncombe
Burke
Cabarrus
Caldwell
Camden
Carteret

Mandatory Evacuation for Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach & Pine Knoll Shores

Caswell
Catawba
Chatham
Cherokee
Chowan
Clay
Cleveland
Columbus
Craven

Mandatory Evacuation – Countywide

Cumberland
Currituck

Mandatory Evacuation – Outer Banks

Dare

Mandatory Evacuation – Countywide including Hatteras

Davidson
Davie
Duplin

Voluntary Evacuation – Countywide

Durham
Edgecombe
Forsyth
Franklin
Gaston
Gates
Graham
Granville
Greene
Guilford
Halifax
Harnett
Haywood
Henderson
Hertford
Hoke
Hyde

Mandatory Evacuation – Countywide Mainland and Ocracoke Island

Iredell
Jackson
Johnston
Jones
Lee
Lenoir
Lincoln
Macon
Madison
Martin
McDowell
Mecklenburg
Mitchell
Montgomery
Moore
Nash
New Hanover

Mandatory Evacuation – Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach

Voluntary Evacuation – Countywide including UNCW

Northampton
Onslow
Mandatory Evacuation – Topsail

Voluntary Evacuation – Unincorporated areas of the County

Orange
Pamlico

Mandatory Evacuation – Countywide

Pasquotank
Pender

Mandatory Evacuation – Topsail

Perquimans
Person
Pitt
Polk
Randolph
Richmond
Robeson
Rockingham
Rowan
Rutherford
Sampson
Scotland
Stanly
Stokes
Surry
Swain
Transylvania
Tyrrell

Mandatory Evacuation – Countywide

Union
Vance
Wake
Warren
Washington
Watauga
Wayne
Wilkes
Wilson
Yadkin
Yancey

Virginia Mandatory Evacuations:

All Hampton Roads residents in Zone A.

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