PENDER COUNTY – Pender County enacted a curfew today. The curfew hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. until further notice.

“The curfew is county-wide,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency manager. “It is important for our residents to stay off the roads.”

Due to high winds and rain from Hurricane Florence, many roads are blocked by fallen trees, downed power lines, and debris. Power in many areas has not been restored and may not be restored in several days. Many businesses in Pender Country remain closed.

“The only vehicles permitted on the roadways should be Pender EMS & Fire, law enforcement, and utility maintenance.

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at facebook.com/penderem and on the website http://www.penderem.com. If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.

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