National Hurricane Center Current Forecast
For the most up-to-date forecast, visit NOAA’s Hurricane Center webpage.
There are no current mandatory evacuation orders from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Keep up to date with evacuation orders at the N.C. Department of Public Safety website.
Evacuation routes for North Carolina residents are available online.
Local Evacuation Orders
There are no current mandatory evacuation orders.
Local Forecasts and News
Keep up to date with the latest regional forecasts and news updates from your regional news services.
ECU Alert Information: Hurricane Safety
ECU Alert Information provides hurricane information and hurricane preparation tips in English and Spanish. Visit the ECU Alert Information Hurricane Safety webpage to learn more about preparing for a storm.
ECU Office of Environmental Health and Safety Severe Weather Plan
ECU’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety offers severe weather information and resources to students, staff and the ECU community. Visit the OEHS website for hazardous weather information, preparation resources and emergency numbers.
Hurricane Prep Checklist
Provided by NOAA and Pitt County.
The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1. It is vital to understand your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. Here is your checklist of things to do before hurricane seasons begins.
- Know your Zone: Do you live near the Gulf or Atlantic Coasts? Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area by contacting your local government/emergency management office or by checking the evacuation site website.
- Put Together an Emergency Kit: Put together a basic emergency kit. Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and storm shutters. Pitt County also provides a hurricane ready kit checklist.
- Write or Review Your Family Emergency Plan: Before an emergency happens, sit down with your family or close friends and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supplies kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster. Start at the Gov emergency plan webpage.
- Review Your Insurance Policies: Review your insurance policies to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property.
- Understand NWS forecast products, especially the meaning of National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings.
- Preparation tips for your home from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.
- Preparation tips for those with chronic illnesses.
Pitt County Closings/Delays
Storm Shelter Openings
North Carolina’s ferry schedule may be altered due to severe weather. Please consult the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s N.C. Ferry System webpage for more information about schedule alterations, delays and closings.
Current Power Outages
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety provides a map of reported power outages across the state.