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Storm Preparedness Information

Posted on: August 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Weather Closings or Delays

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Onslow County is monitoring Hurricane Idalia and adjusting the availability of some County services due to weather related concerns. Onslow County urges everyone to prepare now for a potential power loss and heavy rain. If you have special needs that require electricity, please ensure you have a personal backup plan.

Closures and Delays

The Onslow County Government Center, Consolidated Health & Human Services building, Senior Center, Congregate Nutrition Sites, Animal Services, Onslow County Museum, all public libraries, Board of Elections, and the Register of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, August 31, 2023. All Onslow County Courts and the Onslow County Courthouse will also be closed on Thursday.

Albert J. Ellis Airport Impact

The Albert J. Ellis Airport will be open as long as it remains safe for aircraft operations. Flight disruptions are possible and travelers are advised to confirm their flight’s status online with their airline prior to traveling to the airport. Airlines are also waiving change fees and impacted travelers may make preemptive changes to their travel plans.

Solid Waste Landfill

Onslow Solid Waste Landfill will operate normal business hours on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

County Operations and Updates

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Onslow County Emergency Services, and Onslow County Animal Control will continue to provide services during the weather event.A limited staff activation of the County’s Emergency Operations Center will occur during the event. Emergency shelters are not expected to be opened at this time however staff are standing by in case the need arises.

Onslow County Schools

Due to the potential for high winds, and flooding rainfall, Onslow County Schools will be closed for all students on Thursday, August 31. 
After-school and evening activities - including after-school care - will be cancelled for Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31. 
Unless notified by their supervisor, school will also be closed for OCS staff on Thursday, August 31. 

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