While Roanoke Rapids was spared from the ravages of Hurricane Florence, others weren’t.
The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has been activated by the North Carolina Sheriff's Association and deployed to assist Sheriff Asa Buck and the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.
Due to Hurricane Florence having minimal impact on Halifax County, three shelters have now closed.
The Northampton County Emergency Operations Center advises county residents to make immediate preparations for potentially severe weather resulting from Hurricane Florence.
The most likely potential for the Roanoke River to crest at Roanoke Rapids or Scotland Neck is below minor, the National Weather Service reported in its latest morning briefing.
The city has amended its state of emergency proclamation issued Wednesday and lifted a curfew, prohibition of alcohol sales and restrictions on possession, transportation and transfer of weapons and substances.
Preparation for the potential impacts of a hurricane is no easy task, but that responsibility is even greater for hospitals and healthcare systems.
The city has already taken steps in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer said at a press briefing today.