Fayette County Emergency Management Preparing For Hurricane Florence

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Emergency Management officials are actively preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence beginning Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Management official’s are in constant communication with WV Division of Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and local partners. ¬†In the meantime, to assist with preparations, they recommend that people in low-lying, flood prone areas to stay vigilant with the weather forecast.

Make arrangements as you feel necessary to protect life and property.  Please secure all loose items outside your residence, have your 72 hour storm kit ready.

If you are to a user of the emergency alerting system, you are recommended to sign up for NIXLE by texting your zip code to 888-777.

This will provide automatic notifications from the National Weather Service as well as important local updates.


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Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com