In Duplin County, Hurricane Florence is prompting several dozen calls to the Emergency Operations Center reporting damages. Sustained winds of 36 mph, with gust of over 50 mph. have knocked down several trees and power lines. Brandon McMahon is with Duplin County Emergency Services.
“We’ve also had a few trees across the road ways, but the fire department and DOT are getting those cleared up for us.”
McMahon says there’s been no reports of flooding so far. About 1,200 people are staying in four shelters across Duplin County.