Emergency & Storm Preparedness

***Hurricane Florence***

Hurricane Florence inflicted one of the hardest hurricane punches North Carolina has seen with life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding, and river flooding well inland. I’m continuing to monitor recoery efforts and working with federal partners, state and local officials, and emergency managers. 

You can find instructions on how to plan and prepare for severe weather and access real-time weather, flooding, traffic and shelter information at ReadyNC.org. You can also visit https://www.ncdps.gov/florence for up-to-date information on Hurricane Florence and https://www.ncdps.gov/florence#shelters for shelter locations. 

As always, my staff and I are here for you if or when you need to apply for federal disaster assistance or if you need help resolving an issue with a federal agency following a natural disaster. 

I also want to make sure you have important contact information. You can download a PDF here.  
  • Dial 9-1-1 if you are in danger and in need of immediate assistance.
  • Dial 2-1-1 to reach a live call specialist who has information about shelters, food, water and other storm recovery resources.
  • Dial 5-1-1 for road updates from the N.C. Department of Transportation.
  • NC Emergency Management: 919-825-2500, Main Switchboard; 919-733-3300, 24-hr Operations Center
  • FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Hotline: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • Veteran Disaster Hotline Number: 1-800-507-4571
  • Veteran Pharmacy Customer Care: 1- 866-400-1243
  • For volunteer opportunities, visit nvoad.org.

After the Storm


How To Apply For Aid

  • The State of North Carolina and FEMA are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Cumberland County in the city of Fayetteville. Other centers will be opening soon in the affected areas. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the North Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods.
    • Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and other interests will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.
    • The new center is at this location: 


Cumberland County Social Services
Dept.1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET; Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET
  • Apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
  • Contact your private insurance and start documenting the damage. You are advised to photograph damaged property in order to assist in filing an insurance claim and do what is possible to prevent further damage to property (e.g., putting a tarp on a damaged roof), as insurance may not cover additional damage that occurs after the storm.
  • As flood levels dissipate and emergency management is able to assess the damage from the hurricane, the state will work with its FEMA partner on disaster designations.
  • FEMA has an app for constituents to upload pictures in order to document damage, apply for assistance, learn about the process, locate nearby shelters and local assistance in addition to numerous links and documents to help with preparedness, emergency relief and clean up/removal. You can dowlnoad that app here: https://www.fema.gov/node/35141


Applying for SBA's Disaster Loan Program

In addition, several counties are eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance. Small businesses wishing to apply for assistance will need to fill out an assistance application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ or by calling 1-800-659-2955.

Stay Informed of Local Weather and National Advisories

In the event of a weather emergency, I will keep my constituents informed of disaster assistance efforts through my Twitter account at Twitter.com/RepRichHudson, my Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepRichHudson, and my website at Hudson.House.Gov
For more information about how to get ready for a weather emergency and what to do during or after a storm, go to ReadyNC.org. Follow N.C. Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook.

Local Emergency Contact Information

Cabarrus County Emergency Management
30 Corban Avenue SE Suite FM601
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-920-2143

Cumberland County Emergency Management
Law Enforcement Center
131 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: 910-321-6736
After Hours: 910-483-5467
Fax: 910-677-5552

Hoke County Emergency Management 429 
A East Central Avenue
Raeford, NC 28376
Ph: 910-875-4126
Fx: 910-875-3726

Montgomery County Emergency Management
199 South Liberty Street
Troy, NC 27371
Phone: 910-572-1347

Moore County Emergency Management
P.O. Box 905, Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: 1 (910) 947-6317
Fax: 1 (910) 947-6378

Stanly County Emergency Management
Stanly County Court House
201 South Second Street
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: 704-986-3650

Rowan County Emergency Management
2727 Old Concord Rd Suite E
Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-8900    
Facsimile: 704-216-8921

North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
4236 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27607-3371
Main Switchboard - 919-825-2500
24-Hour Operations Center -919-733-3300


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    Washington, DC Office 2112 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3715
    Fax: (202) 225-4036
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-6:00pm
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    Concord Office 325 McGill Avenue, NW
    Suite 500
    Concord, NC 28027
    Phone: (704) 786-1612
    Fax: (704) 782-1004
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
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    Fayetteville Office 225 Green Street, Suite 202
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Phone: (910) 997-2070
    Fax: (910) 817-7202
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
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    Pinehurst Office  Sandhills Community College
    Logan Building, Room 221
    3395 Airport Road
    Pinehurst, NC 28374
    (910) 246-5374
    Hours: Tues/Thurs 8:30am-5:30pm
    and by appointment
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    Albemarle Office   Stanly County Commissioner's Office, Suite 9
    1000 N. First Street
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    Phone: (704) 786-1612
    Hours: Third Thursday of Every Month, 9:30am-12pm
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