With Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina, it is important to have a plan in place.

Along with a disaster preparedness kit, here are emergency contacts for Orange County and the surrounding area:

Orange County Emergency Services: Sign up for OC Alerts at orangecountync.gov, Twitter: @ocncemergency919-245-6100

Durham City/County Emergency Management: Sign up to receive emergency notifications at alertdurham.com, Twitter: @AlertDurham, 919-560-0660

North Carolina Emergency Management: Sign up to receive emergency notifications at readync.org, Twitter: @NCEmergency

Twitter accounts:

@NWS – National Weather Service

@NWSRaleigh – National Weather Service Raleigh

@NWSEastern – National Weather Service Eastern Region

@chapelhillgov – Town of Chapel Hill

@ChapelHillPD – Chapel Hill Police

@ChapelHillFD – Chapel Hill Fire Department

@UNC – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

@UNCPolice – UNC Police

@CarrboroTownGov – Town of Carrboro

@CarrboroPD – Carrboro Police

@CarrboroFire – Carrboro Fire Department

@NCDOT – North Carolina Department of Transportation

@HillsboroughGov – Town of Hillsborough

@OCNGGOV – Orange County NC Gov

@OrangeRuralFire – Orange Rural Fire Department

Report power outages:

Duke 1-800-POWER-ON

Piedmont 1-800-222-3107

Progress Energy 1-800-419-6356

PSNC 1-877-776-2427

For downed trees and flooding on roads: call 911.