Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins declared a state of emergency in Salisbury in preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast later this week.
“As we continue to monitor the potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on the City of Salisbury, we want our residents to know that city officials and employees are being proactive to guarantee the safety and welfare of everyone,” said Mayor Heggins. “I encourage all Salisburians to take stock of their emergency supplies, check in with neighbors and stay up to date on the latest emergency information, by signing up for Nixle notifications or monitoring local weather reports. By working together, we will be able to face this storm head on.”
The emergency declaration implements an emergency action plan that applies to all City of Salisbury departments. It permits city employees to work beyond normal work hours to complete emergency repairs and restore services to residents. The declaration also authorizes the City to apply for financial assistance if needed through state or federal agencies if funding becomes available.
In an effort to keep residents informed, please sign up for Nixle notification alerts on nixle.com or text the word SALISBURY to 888-777 to receive up-to-date information on the storm via text message. Residents can also follow the City of Salisbury on Twitter at @CitySalisburyNC, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CitySalisburyNC. When using social media, follow the hashtag #FlorenceRoCo, which makes it possible to easily find messages relating to the storm.