hurricane image showing Florence coming ashore in southeastern North Carolina
Hurricane Florence water vapor satellite image as of 12:27 pm EST, Sept. 13. Image courtesy: Satellite Products and Services Division (SPSD) of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

Hello readers!

Thanks for checking NC Health News to keep up with all things health care and medical during Hurricane Florence.

We’ve had some great stories about preparations for Hurricane Florence, check them out here:

Eastern Hospitals Not Taking Any Chances with Hurricane Florence

Tough Choices on Evacuating Assisted Living Residents in Disasters

Got Meds? Refill Necessary Prescriptions Before Florence Arrives

When Hurricanes Threaten, Older People Need Special Assistance

Today is Thursday, Sept. 13 and we’re going to be focusing our efforts on keeping you informed through social media.

To check our Twitter feed, go to:

To check our Facebook page, go to If you click “like” or “follow” you’ll be more likely to see our updates pop up in your social media feed.


We’ll be contacting folks we know throughout the state to see how they’re faring, we’ll be keeping up with state officials as they make reports on the hurricane’s aftermath, and we’ll be contacting local officials to keep you up to date.

What we’re hoping for you is that all our readers stay safe (and dry) and don’t take any chances out there!

Thanks for sticking with NC Health News!


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Rose Hoban is the founder and editor of NC Health News, as well as being the state government reporter. Hoban has been a registered nurse since 1992, but transitioned to journalism after earning degrees...

2 replies on “NC Health News Keeping Up With Hurricane #Florence”

  1. The people of my Area In Jacksonville have not had power since Thursday evening and the neighbors are very elderly and they are all very fragile and suffering from Illnesses and they need help with their power lines and the trees are down on the street and the power lines and they are all in our backyard so we are all needing help

    1. I’m here at the governor’s daily briefing and there are several resources that are as close as your phone:
      Dial 2-1-1, it’s a good entry point for many services. Since the information is local, they can tell you where to go in your community. and

      Your local health department’s number is: 910 347-2154
      Their website is:
      They can talk to a doctor on the phone for free, check our story here.

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