Town of Wendell Prepared for Hurricane Florence


The Town of Wendell is asking citizens to finalize preparations for the inclement weather that will be upon us and may include possible high winds and localized flooding.  As Hurricane Florence may take out power, you are encouraged to charge up your phones and other devices so that you may receive local news updates on Hurricane Florence.  

Programs and events at Wendell Parks and Recreation are canceled Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5 p.m.  The Town’s goal during this event is the safety of our patrons and staff!  The Wendell Community Center may re-open Monday, September 17th, conditions permitting.  

For the safety of our residents and employees, Town Hall will be closed Friday, September 14, 2018.  

Town of Wendell staff have prepared for Hurricane Florence.  Equipment and vehicles will deploy as soon as it is safe to be out to help!  Town of Wendell Public Works will cut and push downed trees to the side of the streets to ensure a passable road network.  The primary focus will be opening Wendell Boulevard and Wendell Falls Parkway followed by streets leading to public services – police, fire, EMS and Town of Wendell facilities.  

If you are in need of non-emergency information relating to shelters or fulfillment of special needs, you may contact the Wake County Emergency Operations Center at 919-856-7044.   

Wake County Emergency Management has developed the ReadyWake program to help you and your family prepare for possible disasters.  You may sign-up at: 

Information about Hurricane Florence is available through the National Weather Service at:  You may receive weather updates through the local news channels.  

For an emergency, dial 9-1-1. 

For information about resources related to Hurricane Florence, dial 2-1-1.   

Below is contact information for some of our service providers: 

Duke-Energy outage reporting and status updates:
At any time, customers can report power outages by:

  • Visiting on a desktop computer or mobile device
  • Texting OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply)
  • Calling the automated outage reporting system at 800.769.3766 for Duke Energy customers and 800.419.6356 for Duke Energy Progress customers

For storm or power restoration updates, follow Duke Energy on Twitter (@DukeEnergy) and Facebook (Duke Energy). 

City of Raleigh Public Utilities:

In the event of a loss of water, please call 919-996-3245 and select option #1 to report the outage. 

Go Triangle:

Ahead of Hurricane Florence, transit agencies suspend bus service starting Thursday afternoon, all day Friday.  Riders may sign up for alerts and check service notices at Riders also are encouraged to download the TransLoc Rider app. For additional questions or if you can’t access the online information, call our GoTransit Regional Information Center at 919-485-7433. Find other tips and information at 

Waste Industries:

Presently, Waste Industries is monitoring Hurricane Florence.  For the safety of the communities and the drivers, Waste Industries has suspended pick up on Friday, September 14th and is on one-day delay.  Service for Town of Wendell is anticipated next week on Tuesday, September 18th, conditions permitting.  Customers may visit the Waste Industries website for information at:  If you are unable to access the online information, you may dial 919-662-7100 for an automated message on office closure and route suspensions.    

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Updated 9/13/2018 @ 15:22