Hurricane Florence Update at 10:15 p.m. on Thursday

Thursday, September 13, 2018

First Street Jetty: Hurricane Florence has drawn much attention to our area and many people's curiosity has attracted them to the oceanfront to view the stormy seas. People have been observed on the Jetty at First Street trying to get a closer look. Please do not put yourself or others safety at risk. Being on the rocks is an extremely dangerous act, particularly during inclement weather.

We would like emphasize that area is not authorized and is posted with no trespassing signs in multiple locations. A trespassing violation is a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable with up to 12 months in jail and a fine up to $2,500.

Closings & Cancellations:

  • Pungo Blackwater Public Library will be closed Friday, Sept. 14

  • The Adult Probation and Parole Office will be closed Friday, Sept. 14

  • The Police Recruitment Expo is cancelled on Saturday, Sept. 15

For a complete list of closings, cancellations and other changes to City services, visit

Call Volume Emergency Communications Citizen Services:

Compared to this time last week, call volume for Emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency 311 was about the same, but the 311 call volume tripled on Tuesday and doubled on Wednesday. 

Since Tuesday, Sept. 11

Day9-1-1Non-Emergency (385-5000)311Total
Tuesday, Sept. 1161968815772884
Wednesday, Sept. 125527158842151


Last Week for Comparison

Day9-1-1Non-Emergency (385-5000)311Total
Tuesday, Sept. 4596660530​1786
Wednesday, Sept. 56427244631829
Thursday, Sept. 66146944111719
Friday, Sept. 76168934081917


Update on Shelters:

Kellam High School – 52 Occupants (46 General Shelter and 6 Medically Friendly)

Landstown Elementary School - Emergency Pet Shelter – 6 dogs

Animal Care & Adoption Center – 2 cats

Get the 4-1-1:

For the most up-to-date information, stay tuned to local television and radio stations and the outlets listed below:

  • VBTV: Cox Cable 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 & 47 will display emergency information, including our city operational status and facility closures.

  • Social Media Sites:

  • Citizen Services: 311 is available 24 hours a day for questions and reporting non-emergency conditions. Please only call or text 911 in a life-threatening emergency.

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