Wilmington is now under a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch, which means that tropical storm conditions are expected and hurricane conditions are possible within the next 24 hours.
The Emergency Operations Center has been activated. City of Wilmington and New Hanover County offices are now closed and will re-open on Monday, September 8.
Click here to view the New Hanover County Emergency Management page for more information.
Call the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center at (910) 798-6800 for any non-emergency questions. En Español, (910) 798-6808.
Call (910) 341-7852 to report downed trees in public street rights-of-way within the City of Wilmington.
To report a power outage or downed power line, call Progress Energy at (800) 419-6356.
Things to remember before and after a storm:
- Stay away from any low hanging or downed power lines. These should always be considered to be live and highly dangerous. Call Progress Energy immediately at (800) 419-6356 if you see a line down.
- Citizens are encouraged to stay indoors and off the roadways during a storm. If you have to be on the road, remember that there is a 4-way stop at intersections with traffic lights without power.
Hurricane debris preparation recommendations for City trash customers:
- As part of pre-storm preparation around your house, don’t forget to store or secure your roll-away trash cart and recycling box. These items could become projectiles and cause damage or injury.
- Burning of debris is not authorized.
- Debris must not block public roadways or driver’s vision.
- Do not mix vegetative debris (limbs, leaves, etc) with household storm debris (appliances, fences, lumber, furniture, shingles, construction debris, etc).
- Do not place debris near mailboxes, fire hydrants, telephone and utility equipment, sewer clean-outs, water meters, drainage ditches, or storms sewers.
- Small debris such as leaves, pine cones, etc should be placed in containers or bags.
City events cancelled due to Hanna:
Due to the Tropical Storm/Hurricane activity, the 2008 Wilmington Dog Jog scheduled for Saturday September 6, 2008 has been cancelled.
The Pooch Plunge portion of the Dog Jog at the Legion Stadium pool will still be held from Monday, September 8 - Friday, September 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. An additional pool usage day has also been added only for those registered for the Dog Jog on Monday, September 15 from 4 to 8 p.m.
All event proceeds already collected and those collected at the pool will benefit the Pender County Humane Society; however, refunds will be offered to anyone that has already registered.
The Farmers Market will be cancelled for September 6. The market will resume on September 13.