Be on the look out for some new traffic patterns in the area. Thank you Senator Jim Burgin for the signage and helping keep the community safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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With the storm just on our heels, here are a few tips to keep in mind so you and your family remain safe.

1. Remember to never drive through moving water. It takes very little moving water to sweep a vehicle from off the roadway. Always turn around and don’t drown. Along with that “seemingly shallow” water, could be a washed out road ready to give way from the weight of your vehicle.

2. Keep in mind that many times trees are likely to have power lines wrapped in them that could be energized without you knowing it until it’s too late. It is a common misconception that phone lines are safe to move but they actually do carry electricity that could cause injuries. Some will carry more volts than others so without knowing, it is best to just leave it be until it can be removed with the proper equipment.

3. As power begins to fail in your area and you switch to generator power, be sure to operate these in well ventilated areas. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that will be hard to detect without specialized equipment.

4. Along with good ventilation for your generator, remember that if installed incorrectly, it may back feed to the power grid, possibly energizing lines down in the area. So if it is down, always assume it is live and stay clear of the line.

5. Be sure to have a plan of action for when these storms do arrive. Have a readiness kit available with a check list of things to check once power is out. Many house fires are started from families cooking during a storm and a power failure happening. In the mix of getting everyone to safely and planning the next steps of the event, sometimes cooking appliances remain turned on when the power is restored, this can become an unattended cooking fire. Make sure if you are leaving the area, check to make sure your stove and other items not needed are cut off.

These are just a few of the many tips for storm safety, so be mindful and remain safe during this event. As always we will post more storm predictions as they become available as soon as we get them.
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With the storm just on our heels, here are a few tips to keep in mind so you and your family remain safe. 

1.  Remember to never drive through moving water. It takes very little moving water to sweep a vehicle from off the roadway. Always turn around and don’t drown. Along with that “seemingly shallow” water, could be a washed out road ready to give way from the weight of your vehicle. 

2.  Keep in mind that many times trees are likely to have power lines wrapped in them that could be energized without you knowing it until it’s too late. It is a common misconception that phone lines are safe to move but they actually do carry electricity that could cause injuries. Some will carry more volts than others so without knowing, it is best to just leave it be until it can be removed with the proper equipment. 

3.  As power begins to fail in your area and you switch to generator power, be sure to operate these in well ventilated areas. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that will be hard to detect without specialized equipment. 

4.  Along with good ventilation for your generator, remember that if installed incorrectly, it may back feed to the power grid, possibly energizing lines down in the area. So if it is down, always assume it is live and stay clear of the line. 

5.  Be sure to have a plan of action for when these storms do arrive. Have a readiness kit available with a check list of things to check once power is out. Many house fires are started from families cooking during a storm and a power failure happening. In the mix of getting everyone to safely and planning the next steps of the event, sometimes cooking appliances remain turned on when the power is restored, this can become an unattended cooking fire. Make sure if you are leaving the area, check to make sure your stove and other items not needed are cut off. 

These are just a few of the many tips for storm safety, so be mindful and remain safe during this event. As always we will post more storm predictions as they become available as soon as we get them.Image attachmentImage attachment

If you haven’t completed a plan for you and your family for this storm now is the time. Harnett County is looking at rain fall totals at or near 5” in the next 72 hours and 45 mph wind gusts or greater. Downed trees and power lines should be expected and with the heavy rain fall, expect street level flooding. Remember to never drive in a flooded street and always assume every downed line is a live electrical line. We will post more updates as they are released regarding this storm. ... See MoreSee Less

If you haven’t completed a plan for you and your family for this storm now is the time. Harnett County is looking at rain fall totals at or near 5” in the next 72 hours and 45 mph wind gusts or greater. Downed trees and power lines should be expected and with the heavy rain fall, expect street level flooding. Remember to never drive in a flooded street and always assume every downed line is a live electrical line. We will post more updates as they are released regarding this storm.Image attachment
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