Hurricane Florence Advisory

While the storm projections keep slightly changing, the one thing that remains certain is that Hurricane Florence will definitely have an impact on North Carolina. We continue to monitor the situation and do our best to inform visitors of lodging and transportation options.

Please call 828-944-0761 for an updated list of available lodging or download the list of Copy of Florence Lodging

We recommend that both residents and visitors download the Ready NC app. It is operated by NC’s Emergency Management office and has a lot of great information that is continuously updated. It works both for iPhone and Android phones.

Blue Ridge Parkway
On Friday September 14, 2018, the entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway and all associated facilities, with the exception of the Pisgah Inn and Peaks of Otter Lodge, will be closed at 8:00 p.m. in anticipation of high winds and heavy rains due to the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Saturated soils in combination with high winds in these areas increase the risk of rock slide and falling trees and debris. This closure will remain in effect until further notice. The real-time road map may be access through the link below:

Haywood County
As a precautionary measure, Haywood County is declared a state of emergency as of noon on September 14, 2018. The state of emergency allows the County to access critical resources, coordinate support and provide assistance in case conditions worsen. In order to receive FEMA reimbursement, a local state of emergency declaration is required. All counties in North Carolina have been declared a state of emergency by Governor Roy Cooper.

Haywood County Alerts was developed for these types of emergencies. This system provides emergency alerts for Haywood County and all municipalities within Haywood County. To receive emergency *text message* alerts, simply text your Haywood COunty zip code to the number 888-777. To receive additional information including road closures and utility interruptions, visit to choose the types of alerts you want to receive.

Keep an eye on the Hurricane
This map is free to view on desktops: ventusky


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