Halifax County has enacted a curfew for its unincorporated areas beginning at 9 this evening.
An unincorporated area is one not governed by a municipality.
The curfew, which contains no further restrictions, goes until 6 a.m. Friday.
The county said in a statement updated weather forecasts predict 2-6 inches of rain and sustained winds of 25-35 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
A shelter at Halifax Community College is still open for Tyrrell County evacuees and a shelter has now opened in Scotland Neck at the Hattie Staton Senior Center at 1403 Church Street.
Closings and cancelations
As of this report the following closings for Friday have been announced:
Choanoke Public Transportation Authority; Cornerstone Christian; Gaston College Preparatory; KIPP Halifax; Roanoke Rapids Graded School District; Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank; Halifax Community College; Hertford County Traffic Court; Halifax Academy; Gingerbread House; Halifax County Schools and Weldon City Schools.
District Criminal; DWI and Child Support Courts in Halifax County for Friday will be on a 2-hour delay meaning these courts will begin at 11 a.m.
Civil Air Patrol
The North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is preparing for a statewide response to the storm.
Although the exact path of Dorian is still unknown, Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency in advance of the hurricane’s landfall.
CAP is prepared to conduct emergency services and disaster relief missions as requested by CAP’s local, state and federal partners.
These missions will be conducted using the North Carolina Wing’s ground teams, aircrews, and 18 aircraft which have been relocated to protect them from the storm.
CAP missions may include conducting aerial photography of the storm’s aftermath, flying government officials and supplies into disaster areas, and providing aerial communication relays.
CAP personnel are currently staffing the State’s Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh and have helped government agencies set up emergency evacuation shelters.
CAP members are also preparing to staff points of distribution centers providing emergency supplies around the state.
CAP’s North Carolina wing commander, Colonel R. Jason Bailey, said, “When other state and federal agencies need our air and ground team resources, we will be there for them. CAP’s North Carolina Wing has over 2,000 professionally-trained volunteer members who are prepared to support our state when needed.”