Hurricane Florence PSA

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Hurricane Florence PSA

Ashe County PSA Hurricane Florence


Please DO NOT call 911 dispatch, the sheriff’s office or the EOC with road condition, water level or other non-emergency questions during this storm. These organizations will be tied up handling life safety issues. Please utilize the following sources for information on these things:



Road conditions: Dial 511 (stay on the line through the recording for an operator) or check this website:



Water levels/stream gauges: or


You can also check this Hurricane Florence Ashe County FaceBook page that was set up by Susan Colvard Carter for residents to post flood photos and videos:



Floodplain maps:



For individuals planning on staying at the shelter, please bring the following (this list will also be posted on the Ashe County Emergency Management FaceBook page):


Items recommended if an individual plans to stay at a shelter:

  1. All Required Medications and Medical Support Equipment: (7 DAYS or 2 WEEK SUPPLY)
  2. Dietary Needs—Food and Water/ Liquids: Bring enough nonperishable food to survive for 72 hours per person. (Every endeavor will be made to provide food and water; however it is always best to have your own supply ready if conditions warrant it.)
  3. Important Papers: Wills, deeds, licenses, insurance policies, home inventory, doctors’ orders
  4. If a person has a Do Not Resuscitate or Living Will, documents must be present to be honored.
  5. Identification: with photo and current address, medical identification card
  6. Comfort Items: Small games, cards, books, batteries, etc.
  7. Personal Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, brush/comb, deodorant, towels, dentures, glasses, hearing aids and batteries, etc.