Inclement Weather

inclement weather Florence Update

The Town Hall will be closed Thursday October 11, 2018.  Garbage pick-up will run on the normal schedule.

Pubic Works Director Dennis Freeman and his team have worked around the clock to ensure that our water is safe and free of contaminants. Additionally, the Public Works Department has removed the larger storm debris and liter. Over the weekend several of our residents were rescued from their homes and taken to the shelter by our Public Works Department. Maxton’s Police Patrol Officers have helped numerous residents with various concerns. Our dispatchers have worked around the clock. Maxton’s Quehell Fire Department has worked tirelessly to protect the residents by cutting down trees from power lines, clearing roads, and providing medical care. Thank you for your public service to the residents and visitors even though you did not have power or water at your house. Thank you, Team Maxton!

If you are experiencing a power outage, please contact Duke Power by calling 800-419-6356 or visit their website at www.dukeenergyupdates.com.

The State of Emergency for the town limits of Maxton is still in effect, with the mandatory curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

The Town of Maxton has not endorsed any business for post hurricane repairs or services. Anyone claiming otherwise is not legitimate.

Please do not mingle trash or construction debris with storm debris. Normal trash pickup will resume Wednesday.

Thank you for your patience.  Please stay safe.

Kate Bordeaux

Hurricane Florence Update #4

As of 6:15 p.m. September 16, 2018 Duke Energy has the following number of customers  without power in the 8-county district:

  • Robeson County                      20,370
  • Moore County                         14,915
  • Cumberland County               13,114
  • Scotland County                        4,409
  • Richmond County                     2,766
  • Montgomery County                2,719
  • Hoke County                              2,174
  • Anson County                            1,772

Florence is continuing to bring heavy rain in the region. In the hardest hit areas, Robeson County and Cumberland County have experienced significant flooding, which is making driving conditions as well as power restoration extremely challenging.

Duke Power crews have been working diligently to restore power safely and as quickly as possible in areas where conditions allow. Much of their focus today has been on restoring power to their larger, primary feeder lines that bring the power from the substations to the communities. As these larger lines are restored, they can then focus on restoring power to the distribution lines serving communities and neighborhoods.

How to report power outages:

  • Visit dukeenergyupdates.com
  • Call the automated outage-reporting system at 800-419-6356 for Duke Energy Progress customers.

Hurricane Florence Update # 3 September 16, 2018

The Administrative Team, Public Works Department, and Public Safety which includes Fire and Police have worked around the clock to ensure that residents, roads, and water are safe. There were several trees that needed attention. We are expecting more trees to be of concern. Flooding will continue to be a problem as it is across North Carolina and surrounding states.

Some of you experienced no water earlier than expected on Saturday. I apologize for the inconvenience. Our team’s priority will always be that water is free of contaminants (such as feces, used toilet tissue and other items flushed down a toilet). Some residents in Town did not have water due to the rise in the lift station water levels that will cause the contaminants to leak out. In some cases, there was no alternative than to cut the water off. Again, this is for your health and safety and I apologize for any inconvenience. We are in a good place to turn the water back on. Please expect to have water back on by 6:00 p.m. Sunday September 16.

On September 12, 2018 Maxton Mayor Morton in accordance with the North Carolina General Statues issued a curfew that will be in effect until further notice. The curfew times are 8 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Please use extreme caution while you are out during the day.

We are Maxton Strong!

Kate Bordeaux

Hurricane Florence Update # 2

As #HurricaneFlorence travels inland, it is vital that you follow these safety tips:

– Stay indoors. Do not venture out during the storm.

– Do not drive or walk through stagnant or moving floodwaters. Waters can continue to rise after rain has ceased.

– If your power goes out, do not operate gas powered generators or charcoal grills in or near your home.

– Have your emergency kit ready with water, food, medications, important documents, cash, pet supplies and other necessities.

#FlorenceNC

A medida que #HurricaneFlorence viaja hacia el interior, es vital que siga estos consejos de seguridad:

– Quédese donde está. No salga durante la tormenta.

– NO conduzca ni camine sobre agua estancada o en movimiento. El nivel de agua puede seguir aumentando después de que la lluvia ha cesado.

– Si se va la luz, no opere generadores que usan gas o parrillas de carbón en su casa o cerca de ella.

– Tenga listo su kit de emergencia con agua, alimentos, medicamentos, documentos importantes, dinero en efectivo, suministros para mascotas y otras necesidades.

#FlorenceNC

Hurricane Florence Update # 1

The Town Office will be closed Thursday and Friday due to  Hurricane Florence.  In case of emergency please call the police department @ 910-844-5667.  Shelters have been set-up for those who need shelter.  

Shelters in Robeson County
Beginning at 8am on Thursday, September 13th.

Fairmont Middle School

Purnell Swett High School

Lumberton High School

St. Pauls High School

RC Seats will provide assistance for transportation to shelters:  618-5679

Numbers for Information

671-3836         Public
272-5664         Public
272-5871         Public
272-5867         Public

671-3827         Fire
272-5869         Fire

272-5863         Rescue
272-5875         Rescue