The City of Wilmington is coordinating with other local public safety agencies to respond as needed to Hurricane Irma. We encourage all residents to monitor the news and follow the direction of public safety officials.
City crews are out preparing for the storm and continue to coordinate with New Hanover County to respond as needed. Crews are checking for clogged storm drains in problem areas and barricades are being placed at streets prone to flooding. In addition, water levels in Randall pond and Greenfield Lake are being lowered and the city is positioning equipment and crews to respond as needed this weekend.
Reminders for citizens:
- As part of pre-storm preparation around your house, don’t forget to store or secure your roll-away trash and recycling carts. In heavy winds, these items could become projectiles and cause damage or injury.
- Clear any debris in your yard to prevent it from blocking a storm drain.
- Trash/recycling/yard waste pick-up is running on schedule at this time, but please secure your carts today as soon as possible after pick-up.
- Citizens are asked not to call 911 to report downed trees, power lines or flooding. Here are the numbers to call:
- To report downed power lines and power outages, call Duke Energy Progress at 800-419-6356. View a map of power outages
- Call 341-7852 to report trees or tree limbs blocking roadways within city limits (leave a message if no one answers)
- Call 341-4646 to report flooding or other stormwater issues within city limits (leave a message if no one answers)
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