Hurricane Dorian Recovery Information

Sampson County strives to provide recovery information that will help citizens recover after the Hurricane Dorian storm event.
D-SNAP EARLY RELEASE FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
Households that normally receive their benefits between September 9, 2019 and September 21, 2019, will receive their benefits on September 7, 2019. See more here: https://bit.ly/2kCcnXj

ROAD CLOSURES:

As of September 6, 2019, downed trees on Sampson County roads have been resolved; however there are few roads with high water or washout issues that have caused them to be impassable at this time. For some, the situation may resolve as water recedes today, but motorists in these areas should use caution. The most updated road closure information will be found at https://drivenc.gov/.

SEPTIC SYSTEM SAFETY
The Department of Public Health has shared steps you can take to protect your health and septic system. See the document here.

AVOIDING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
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As North Carolinians prepare for Hurricane Dorian, officials with the North Carolina Division of Public Health caution you not to use gasoline-powered generators, outdoor grills and camp stoves in enclosed spaces.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas produced whenever fuel is burned. In an enclosed space, such as a home, garage, car or camper, carbon monoxide can build up to deadly levels quickly. Even low levels of carbon monoxide can cause dizziness, fatigue, nausea, headaches, confusion or fainting. If you are experiencing these symptoms, get to fresh air immediately and seek medical attention. See PDF press releases above for more information.