Raleigh resources for Hurricane Dorian

We’re expected to feel some of the effects of Hurricane Dorian here in Raleigh beginning with possible rain around lunchtime Thursday.

Storms are unpredictable, so continue to check reputable sources that are regularly updated, such as 
the National Weather Service updates and some of the resources listed below.

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Dorian is still a category 3 and Raleigh and Wake Co. is under a tropical storm warning: there is a risk of tropical storm force winds of 40-60 miles per hour when Dorian reaches central North Carolina, a speed that can knock over trees and power lines.

Our Carolina neighbors to the south and east of Interstate 95 are expected to see a stronger impact from Dorian. 

Here’s a quick primer on where to get up-to-date information and how to help:

RESOURCES BEING UPDATED:

ReadyNC.orgis a resourcefor all emergency- and disaster-related updates and information. They’re tweeting updates @NCEmergency.

Here’s an emergency kit shopping listfrom The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The food back will be posting updates at this link.

The National Weather Service of Raleigh is updating on Twitter at @NWSRaleigh as well, which is more clear than their website.

The Raleigh News & Observer dropped its paywall for all Hurricane Dorian stories and they’re answering your questions through the CuriousNC form.

WRAL‘s coverage includes:

Further out, there’s a Facebook group from the Wilmington Star-Newswith updates for the surrounding coastal counties. (via Melanie Sill)

MORE NEWS & UPDATES AS OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

About 1,500 people from other states who work on power lines are in place at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, waiting for the storm to pass so they can be deployed to where help is most needed, WRAL reports.

Info on the Weather Bound program through Raleigh Parks, for parents needing care for kids 5-11 because of the canceled school day.

Some have compared Hurricane Dorian to Hurricane Florence, which hit North Carolina less than a year ago, and some areas are still recovering. At least 59 people died because of Florence in the Carolinas and Virginia.

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