Hurricane Irene is expected to visit the Cumberland County region early Saturday morning. With many different predictions, the best we can do, is prepare. FayToday has listed a few resources to help you track the storm, be prepared for emergencies, and what we can do afterwards. Governor Bev Perdue is seen in the video below, giving a state of emergency for most counties East of i-95. Take the time to prepare for this event, whether small or big.

Current Forecast for Fayetteville NC area:
Breezy Saturday morning, with gusts up wind up to 30 mph and some scattered showers. There may be brief times of heavy rain – WECT 2011-08-25

NC Gov Perdue activated state’s emergency bilingual hotline today – 888-835-9966; for TTY call 877-877-1765 or 711


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Gov. Perdue Briefing on Hurricane Irene – NC News Video


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“…the government has already ordered supplies to leave Atlanta for North Carolina, where the hurricane is projected to impact first. Those supplies, including water, are now being stored in Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C.”

“…Fort Bragg, North Carolina has been designated as an Incident Support Base to support federal operations to respond to Hurricane Irene.  The Incident Support Base allows FEMA and federal partners to proactively stage commodities closer to areas potentially affected by severe weather, allowing us to quickly move needed supplies throughout affected states, should they be needed and requested.”

“…The Salvation Army has 30 mobile kitchen units and response teams across the Carolinas and has already placed 16 of those units east of I-95 on standby. I-95 runs along eastern North Carolina through Lumberton, Fayetteville, Smithfield and Rocky Mount. –Gaston Gazette



PWC Customers should report outages to 1-877-OUR-PWC1 (1-877-687-7921).
Look for storm updates on PWC website at

PWC social media updates:

PWC Hurricane Preparedness:

South River EMC will keep members updated:

  • via Facebook (South-River-EMC)
  • Twitter (SouthRiverEMC)

South River Members can call 1-888-338-5530 or 910-892-8071

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corp: 1 (800) 683-5571;
or (910) 843-4131

Piedmont Natural Gas: (800) 752-7504

Progress Energy: Power Outages: (800) 419-6356
Customer service Toll Free Number: (800) 452-2777


Hurt or Injured?

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center:  1(910)615-4000
Highsmith-Rainey Hospital:  1(910)615-1000
Womack Army Medical Center:  1(910)907-6000


Cumberland County Preparedness Link:

Red Cross Highlands Chapter in Fayetteville, N.C.
Make a Kit, Get a Plan, Be Red Cross Ready

American Red Cross Highlands Chapter



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★ Friday Night Athletic Activities Cancelled

Due to the impending storm predictions all Friday Athletic Activities have been cancelled.  Friday night varsity football has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00pm.  Schools have the option to play JV football on Wednesday night 8/24.  Please contact your school for JV scheduled times. Cumberland County Schools 


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