A state of emergency has been declared for Pender County as Hurricane Arthur approaches.
Pender County officials are encouraging residents to remain indoors and be prepared for the loss of power. They are recommending a 72 hour supply of non-perishable food, water, medicine, baby supplies, and first aid supplies.
Surf City officials are also urging people to stay out of the ocean due to high rip current risks and dangerous strong surf conditions.
A pet friendly shelter is open at Burgaw Middle School. You are asked to bring the following items with you to the shelter:
Pender County Government will be closing at 3 p.m. for citizens services and non-essential personnel.
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