9/13/2018 11:34pm

The American Red Cross, in partnership with the state of North Carolina, set up a hurricane shelter at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill.

Undaunted by Florence, some mobile home residents choose not to evacuate

With Hurricane Florence expected to make landfall on the Carolinas Friday, many Chapel Hill residents, including students, have evacuated. Remembering the effects of Hurricane Matthew, they are taking no chances.  But some have decided to stay, including residents in a mobile home park off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Though local experts have said that the hurricane could damage mobile homes more severely, there is resilience to be found among the residents of Tar Heel Mobile Court.   

9/10/2018 5:07pm

A home in Windsor airs out along with all its contents after it was hit in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew. 

Fayetteville issues mandatory evacuations amid flooding risk

Town, state and national officials weigh in and offer guidance for the upcoming Hurricane Florence. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency and requested federal resources ahead of the Category 4 storm, including generators, food, water, shelter supplies and multiple means of evacuation and medical assistance.  The Town of Chapel Hill said they are preparing vehicles and keeping an eye on areas that are prone to flooding. Orange County also has a list of available resources during severe weather.