Preparing for Hurricane Florence

  • Town offices and garbage pickup will operate on normal schedule on Monday, September 17, 2018.

  • The Town of Harrisburg held an emergency Town Council meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 to declare a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence. Click here for the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the Town of Harrisburg.

  • Town offices will close at 3 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 to give employees adequate time to make preparations for the impending storm.

  • The Town recommends that all residents who live in floodplain areas, or areas prone to historical flooding, seek appropriate evacuation measures to ensure their safety. Public safety crews will not perform rescues from these areas until the conditions improve to allow safe response efforts from our crews. View FEMA’s map service at https://fris.nc.gov/fris/Home.aspx?ST=NCto check if your home is in a floodplain, and seek information from neighbors if you are unsure if your area is prone to flooding.

  • Starting Saturday, September 15, 2018, a voluntary curfew will be in place between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. to ensure the best interest of public safety. We ask that you avoid roadways if travel is unnecessary during the storm.

  • There may be restricted access to public streets that are prone to flooding, or may be flooded, so we ask residents to adhere to all road closure signs and avoid roadways that may be overtopped with water.

  • Public parks and facilities may also be closed, and remain closed, until staff can ensure the public safety and appropriate cleanup has taken place. Maintenance crews are prepared to respond to downed trees to clear roadways, but our crews will not begin those efforts until it is safe to do so.

  • Hurricane Florence Resources - Your resource for Cabarrus County's Hurricane Florence response. This resource page for will be your one-stop location for county news, preparedness tips, and information on the ways you can monitor current conditions and receive alerts. Bookmark it and share with others.

  • For information about sheltering procedures, read this article, courtesy of Cabarrus County Emergency Management: Sheltering in Cabarrus: 9 Things to know

  • Follow NC Emergency Management (@NCEmergency on Twitter) and ReadyNC.org to prepare for and stay informed during Hurricane Florence.

  • You can also download the Ready NC mobile app for information on real-time traffic and weather conditions, river levels, evacuations and power outages.

  • Waste Pro anticipates running on normal schedule on Friday, September 14.

  • After your garbage and recycling is serviced, please secure your Waste Pro carts or put them in your garage.