City of Wilmington crews are out today making preparations for Hurricane Arthur and continue to coordinate with New Hanover County to respond as needed. Crews are checking for clogged storm drains in problem areas and barricades are being placed at streets that are prone to flooding. The city is also positioning equipment and crews to respond as needed tonight and tomorrow.
The City of Wilmington, in conjunction with New Hanover County, has declared a State of Emergency as of 10 a.m. today.
Sustained heavy winds are expected this afternoon, so administrative City offices will close at 2 p.m.
Reminders for citizens:
As part of pre-storm preparation, don’t forget to store or secure your roll-away trash and recycling carts
. In heavy winds, items could become projectiles and cause damage or injury.
Clear any debris in your yard
to prevent it from blocking a storm drain.
While city offices will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day, trash/recycling/yard waste pick-up is on schedule today and Friday
– please secure your carts as soon as possible after pick-up.
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City pools will be closed today because of the storm, but will be open on Friday, July 4.
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Friday’s downtown riverfront fireworks will be held as scheduled
Bad weather is expected to be gone well in advance of Friday’s fireworks celebration, so the event is expected to be held as scheduled
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