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Posted on: August 30, 2023

New Hanover County announces delayed opening due to Hurricane Idalia

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC — August 30, 2023 — New Hanover County will delay opening county offices and attractions until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, in response to expected impacts from Hurricane Idalia. Essential emergency services will continue to operate as usual.

Courts and Courthouses will be closed in New Hanover and Pender Counties on Thursday, August 31. They will resume their normal schedule on Friday, September 1.

The New Hanover County Commission for Women regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 at 4 p.m. has been canceled.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit to sign up for emergency news and alerts,  and see emergency preparedness information. You can click here to view the latest National Weather Service updates

Important Contacts

Residents who experience a power outage during the storm can report it by texting OUT to 57801, calling 1-800-419-6356, or visiting

For Cape Fear Public Utility Authority water and sewer emergencies, residents should call CFPUA at (910) 332-6565.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911.


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