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  • County Offices, Court System Closing at 1 p.m. Today Due to Severe Weather

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    March 18, 2021
    County Offices, Court System Closing at 1 p.m. Today Due to Severe Weather
     
    FAYETTEVILLE – Cumberland County Government offices and the court system will close at 1 p.m. today due to impending severe weather. This closing includes all County Solid Waste landfills and container sites and Animal Services.
     
    Anyone who has court scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at the Cumberland County Detention Center should report instead to Courtroom 2B of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse on Friday, March 19, at 9 a.m.
     
    A fast-moving weather front is expected to bring severe thunderstorms to Cumberland and surrounding counties this afternoon. Damaging straight-line winds, large hail and a few significant tornadoes are possible hazards. The National Weather Service has revised the timeline for this weather to arrive earlier than previously forecast. It is now expected to impact the area from 2 – 5 p.m. Cumberland County Emergency Services urges residents to take precautions.
     
    County Emergency Services is actively monitoring weather conditions in the Emergency Operations Center. Emergency Services is in communication and coordination with the National Weather Service, the local fire departments and other partners.
     
    Cumberland Alerts
    Residents can stay prepared by signing up for Cumberland Alerts, a free emergency notification system that can send alerts to your phone or email. To register, go to the co.cumberland.nc.us and click on the lightning icon at the top right of the homepage.
     
    Residents may also follow County social media for important updates and information.
    www.facebook.com/CumberlandNC
    www.twitter.com/CumberlandNC
    www.facebook.com/CumberlandCountyNC911

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    Contact:
    Sally Shutt, Assistant Cty Manager/Public Info. Systems Director
    sshutt@co.cumberland.nc.us, (910) 437-1921