When a Storm is Forecast

• Learn the evacuation routes for and time needed to evacuate your location, especially if you are at North Carolina coastal areas.

Coastal CountyPeak Tourist PopulationHours Need to Evacuate
Brunswick190,0008
Carteret200,00012
Currituck20,00012
Dare160,00018
Hyde (Ocracoke)5,20030
New Hanover147,76110
Onslow180,84013
Pender35,0009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you live in a mobile home, plan to evacuate.

Make sure your insurance coverage represents the value of your property.

Separate policies are needed for wind and flood damage.

Call your city or county planning department to find out if you live in a flood-prone area.

Take a full inventory of your personal property to help in filling out insurance claims. List descriptions and take pictures of everything that will cost you money to replace.