Hurricane Florence Announcements for Harnett County

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018  |  Permalink

Hurricane Florence Announcements for Harnett County


The mandatory evacuation for residents along the Lower Little River in Harnett County has been lifted. Routes on N.C. 210, N.C. 87, and U.S. 401 have all reopened. Please note, there are still some roads that may still be impacted. Continue to use caution if you are traveling back home. Do not drive through or around barricades, and do not drive into standing or flowing water on roads. Some homes in the area may still be inaccessible. Do not attempt to get to your home if it appears unsafe.

The Harnett County Department of Public Utilities (HCDPU) has lifted all remaining boil water advisories related to Hurricane Florence. No HCDPU customers are currently under any boil water advisories. If you have milky or cloudy tap water, it is likely due to trapped air or a build-up of dissolved particles in the water pipes. It should subside after a minute, and is completely safe to drink.

Even though the Cape Fear River has started to recede in Harnett County, we ask that you please STAY OFF the river over the next few days. The river is still above flood stage and poses a significant danger to recreational craft. There are also issues with debris on the river. Thank you for heeding these warnings.

Protect yourself from scams following Hurricane Florence. At this time, nobody from FEMA has been out going door-to-door in Harnett County. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance will begin going out to affected properties in the coming days. If a FEMA representative comes to your door, they should be able to show you their FEMA badge that includes a chip and a hologram. If you see something suspicious or have questions, you should call 1-866-720-5721.

Disaster Assistance

If you are a North Carolina homeowner or renter whose home is damaged, unsafe, or inaccessible because of Hurricane Florence, resources are available from FEMA to help get you on the road to recovery. Please visit the attached link for further details.

Any recipient of Food and Nutrition Services can ask for replacement benefits at this time. They will need to come into the Harnett County Department of Social Services at 311 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington to request that their benefits be replaced. The deadline to request replacement benefits is October 15, 2018. The Harnett County Department of Social Services is open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

We do not currently have dates and times for the FEMA DRC (Disaster Recovery Center) or DSNAP program in Harnett County. Check back here regularly for more information.

Storm Debris Disposal in Harnett County

All Harnett County landfills and convenience sites are open. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for Wednesday. The landfill is open from 7 a.m. until noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Both County landfills are accepting yard debris, and construction and demolition (C&D) debris. The cost for yard debris is $30 per ton. The cost for C&D is $45 per ton. If you have a major demolition project, please call ahead at (910) 814-6156.

All Harnett County landfills and convenience sites will accept spoiled food and household garbage from residents at no cost from residents when they show their Harnett County decal. Anyone who does not have a decal may obtain one from any of the convenience sites with proof of their Harnett County address.

The County’s two landfills are:

  • Dunn-Erwin Landfill at 449 Daniels Road, Dunn
  • Anderson Creek Landfill at 1086 Poplar Drive, Spring Lake

Please be use caution if traveling to any of the County’s convenience sites or landfills, particularly the Anderson Creek Landfill as there are still numerous roads closed in that portion of the county.

For convenience site locations and hours, as well as additional information about Harnett County Solid Waste, go to

Picking up Animals Kenneled During Hurricane Florence

If you stayed at one of Harnett County's emergency shelters and had your pets kenneled, you may pick your pets up at the Harnett County Animal Shelter, located at 1100 McKay Place, Lillington. The Animal Shelter will be open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact the Harnett County Animal Shelter at (910) 814-2952.

Hurricane Donation Sites, Assistance and Benefit Events

If you NEED ASSISTANCE or want to DONATE ITEMS to assist those affected by Hurricane Florence:

Two donation centers will be opening in Harnett County beginning Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Gospel Tabernacle Church, 2105 W. Cumberland St., Dunn, NC
  • Crossroads Church, 1301 S. Main St., Lillington, NC

Items needed include nonperishable food, bottled water, baby supplies (diapers, wipes and formula), Ensure, dog and cat food, socks (new packs only), underwear (new packs only), batteries, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products.

Friendship Baptist Church at 6778 U.S. 401, Bunnlevel, is partnering with other nonprofit groups and area businesses to provide the following:

  • The church will provide meals beginning today for all emergency workers, fire fighters, utility workers, relief workers, and those who have been displaced by Hurricane Florence. Breakfast will be served at the church from 7 to 9 a.m., and dinner will be served from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Beginning Saturday, September 22, the church will be preparing and distributing hygiene kits and some cleaning supplies as long as donations last.

  • The church is accepting donations of food and money to help the Harnett Food Pantry, AC3 Food Pantry and 5/2 Food Pantry.

  • Groups will also begin going out to affected properties in the area to help repair homes that have been damaged by Hurricane Florence. They are looking for volunteers.

  • If you need help, or if you would like to donate or volunteer for any of the above efforts, contact (910) 893-5901 or (704) 437-1184. Monetary donations should be made to Friendship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 120, Bunnlevel, NC 28323 with "Flo Relief" in the memo.

In western Harnett County, Miracle Moves of the Sandhills will have a truck in the parking lot of the Carolina Lakes Golf Course at 53 Carolina Lakes Road, Sanford, that they are filling with donations for Hurricane Florence victims. You may donate at this site beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, September 20, through Saturday, September 22.

A Hurricane Florence tailgate benefit concert presented by Country on the Outskirts of Town will be held Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Johnson Properties at 48 Progressive Parkway, Angier. All ages are welcome.

Attendees are invited to pack a tailgate supper and come out for a night of free music and fellowship to support those who were affected by Hurricane Florence. You are encouraged to bring canned food items to be donated to local food pantries. Monetary donations will also be collected for Hurricane victims.

Check back here for updates as they become available and be sure to follow "Harnett County Government" on Facebook and follow @HarnettCounty on Twitter.