EPA Region 4 Response to Hurricane Florence
September 11, 2018 - EPA is continuing to monitor the projected path of Hurricane Florence. The storm is now a major hurricane, and there is an increasing risk of life-threatening impacts from Florence: storm surge at the coast, freshwater flooding from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event inland, and damaging hurricane force winds. Florence will approach the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina on Thursday. Further strengthening is anticipated and Florence is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday. Interests from the coast and inland from South Carolina into the mid-Atlantic region should closely monitor the progress of Florence, ensure they have their hurricane plan in place, and follow any advice given by local officials.
EPA staff in Region 4 are conducting the necessary response planning to support any requests from response partners that are related to potential discharge and/or releases of oil or hazardous materials. In addition, the Agency is prepared to assist the states if help is requested, and coordinate with state and federal partners as needed.
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