Hurricane Florence

The City of Monroe is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence. We encourage you to follow news outlets for the latest information on the path of the hurricane. As the storm approaches, the City will disseminate information on this website page, Facebook (City of Monroe), and through traditional media/news outlets.

Garbage Delay
Waste Pro will not operate on Monday, September 17.  As of now, all routes will be on a one-day delay.

Union County Damage Assessment Self-Reporting Webpage

To report damage sustained to your property, please follow the link below to the Union County Damage Assessment Self-Reporting Webpage.

ReadyNC provides an excellent website/app for information in times of emergency.  Please visit for weather updates, road conditions, power outages, shelters, evacuations, emergency plans and kits, floods, disaster assistance, and more.

NC 2-1-1
NC 2-1-1 is a part of NC's State Emergency Response Team and may be activated in a disaster.  You can dial 2-1-1 from any phone to reach a compassionate, trained call specialist 24/7/365 who has access to real-time information on shelters, evacuation routes, and more.  NC 2-1-1 call specialists can help you find food, meal sites, water, and other recovery and rebuilding resources after a disaster as well.

Hurricane Florence Hotline
Union County Emergency Management has opened an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to address NON-EMERGENCY issues arising from Hurricane Florence.  The number for the EOC is (704) 283-3545.  For any reports of downed trees, power outages, flooding, or other storm-related matters, please use this number.  For emergencies requiring law enforcement, fire, or EMS, call 9-1-1.

Union County Emergency Shelter
Union County will open an emegency shelter at Monroe Middle School at 601 E. Sunset Drive at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14.  No pets are allowed.  If you have any questions, call the non-emergency Hurricane Florence hotline at (704) 283-3545.

Flood Maps
Please follow the links below to view FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer Viewer and a GIS Flood-Prone Areas Map, respectively. These will provide information regarding potential flood areas and areas to avoid when heavy rains begin. Please understand these maps are just tools and do not represent real-time hazardous conditions. Emergency staff encourages all to use extreme caution when needing to travel and in most cases asks that residents stay off the roadways during these potentially hazardous weather events.

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