Hurricane Matthew Update: Q&A with Pender County EMS

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY)– We reached out to emergency management for Pender County to find out the latest on how Hurricane Matthew is impacting their community. We have updates on shelter closings, dangerous roads in the area and what residents in the county need to know.

Here is the Q&A with Public Information Officer Tammy Proctor.

How many shelters will be open today and when will they will close?
Burgaw Middle School is the only shelter we currently have open. It is a pet friendly shelter and we do not have a date for closing. We need to monitor the flooding before we close a shelter.

How many power outages in Pender County?
We do have pockets of power outages across the county. We are served by Duke Energy and Four County EMC. Both report outages.

How many power outages in Pender County?
Right now our biggest road closure is NC Hwy 53 at the Northeast Cape Fear River. As the flood waters approach, we know that will change.
We recommend viewers monitor our Facebook page at Pender County Emergency Management.

Flooding in the area? What are spots to avoid?
When the river flooding reaches us, we know NC Hwy 210 will be impacted. Flooding areas to avoid: Flood prone areas around the Black River and the Northeast Cape Fear River.

Debris still an issue? Any other debris guidelines for viewers?Debris from Pender County can be taken to the Running Deer Landfill on NC Hwy 210 in Rocky Point. Please do not place the debris in the state right-of-way. We have been told if the state has to pick it up, residents will have to pay for that service.


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