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Hurricane Ian Preparation

The City of Salisbury is in full preparation mode for potential impacts from Hurricane Ian due to arrive in our area this weekend.

Crews have started clearing catch basins and storm drains, fueling vehicles, topping off fuel tanks, removing flags, and placing barricades in known flood areas.

Residents and visitors should expect the following if the current projected path remains:

  • 3-5 inches of rain
  • Sustained winds of 20-25 miles per hour with wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour
  • Potential downed trees due to ground saturation
  • Flooding in flood-prone areas
  • Preparations should be completed by Friday mid-day

Review the following tips as you prepare for the storm’s arrival:

  • Check the storm drains and gutters around your home before the rain comes this weekend. This may help prevent flooding.
  • If you lose power and utilize a generator, only use them outside and in well-ventilated areas.
  • Don't use a gas stove or oven as a heating source if the power goes out.
  • Make plans now with family and friends for alternative shelter if your home is prone to flooding. Emergency shelters are not open in advance.
  • Don’t wait to evacuate if you notice rising waters. Move to a higher elevation as soon as you can.
  • Don't walk or drive through flooded areas, Turn Around, Don’t Drown
  • Downed trees can bring down power lines. Stay away from downed trees and treat all power lines as if they are live, and call 911.
  • Expected wind gusts could carry patio furniture, trash cans, toys, and bicycles. Bring them inside or tie them down.
  • If you have to evacuate, gather all of your medications and other necessities to take with you.  
  • Secure a safe place for your pets if you have to evacuate. Take them with you or find another safe location where they can stay.
  •  Translation services are available if you need to call 911.

For more information on storm preparation and what to do during and after a storm, please visit or visit



Whom To Call

Public Safety Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333 or (704) 216-8500

Bill Pay Questions: (704) 638-5300

Code Enforcement: (704) 216-7574

Salisbury Rowan Utilities (water concerns): (704) 638-5390 After hours:(704) 638-5399

Salisbury Transit: (704) 638-5252

Downtown Salisbury: (704) 637-7814

Traffic Signal Outages: 911

Solid Waste Collection: (704) 638-5256

Other Public Works needs (voicemail): (704) 638-5260


The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.

As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best practices.

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Staff Liaison

Hannah Jacobson
(704) 638-5230

Current COVID-19 Restrictions

Executive Order 185:

  • Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
  • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
  • Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
  • Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
  • Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
  • Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
  • Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
  • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)

Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site on Depot St. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Any member of the public may ride on the bus. The buses do not operate on holidays.

Please note that the last time listed for a stop indicates the last bus will be traveling to that location and no further transfers are available.

Travel Mask Mandate

The Transit Security Administration issued a security directive effective on February 1, 2021 requiring the wearing of masks by travelers to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.

This Order must be followed by all passengers on public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States as well as conveyance operators (e.g., crew, drivers, conductors, and other workers involved in the operation of conveyances) and operators of transportation hubs ( e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train or subway stations, seaports, ports of entry) or any other area that provides transportation in the United States.

People must wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose when awaiting, boarding, traveling on, or disembarking public conveyances. People must also wear masks when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub in the United States. A copy of the Transportation Security Administration’s security directive can be found at

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Covid-19: What are the 3 w's for COVID-19? 1 Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 2 Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact. 3 Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Stay safe. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

Covid-19: social distancing in public parks and trails

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