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High Wind Watch and expected wind gusts associated with #Irma for our area Monday and Monday night. #gawx #scwx #ncwx

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Do you know U.S. citizens overseas in an area affected by #HurricaneIrma or #HurricaneJose? Contact U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs with their information. Instructions and additional information can be found here: travel.state.gov.

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This afternoon Rowan County Emergency Services Staff continued to prepare for Hurricane Irma as the Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C) was set up and now stands at operational level 3 (established but unmanned) and is ready to provide operational readiness if needed over the weekend and into next week. Even if North Carolina is spared a direct hit, some parts of our state could still see serious impacts. #IrmaRowan #ReadyNC #IrmaNC

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Tip #2 and I do mean #2....Fill a plastic trash can with water, just in case the power goes out. Most people think about getting drinking water but if you live in the rural areas that are not serviced by municipal water supply, there is no way to flush a toilet. So before you head to the bathroom, grab a pitcher of water out of the water bucket you filled before the power went out and you will be all set...Most newer toilets operate on low gallonage flushes so you can fill the tank as normal or pour it right in the bowl. ... See MoreSee Less

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Since it seems Irma is definitely coming this way we thought we would offer a few tips.

Tip #1 comes from my Paramedic instructor. Almost all of us rely solely on our smartphones, but what if it goes dead? Do you know your loved ones phone numbers? How about insurance information?

Here is her tip....Make a list of phone numbers you might need and keep stored only in your phone. Laminate or put in a ziplock bag. Also good idea to email to yourself. Don't forget to include insurance info!
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