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As the forecasts for Hurricane Florence show the storm continues to gain strength and could bring significant rainfall to Western North Carolina, Buncombe County wants you to be safe and prepared. September is National Preparedness Month and this is a good chance to use the FEMA preparedness checklist to help ensure you have a plan and adequate supplies. Below are numbers that will be useful in case of an emergency. Please be prepared and stay safe.
WLOS: Emergency Shelters Open in Black Mountain, NC
WLOS: Closings and Delays
WLOS: Live Updates and Road Closures
Below is a video with simple steps you can take to keep yourself, your family, and your property safe.
NOTE: Did you know Cooperative Extension has a great online resource for hurricane preparedness and up-to-date information from across the state on weather-related impacts?