As immediate response operations to Hurricane Dorian continue to deescalate, the State of Emergency Declaration for all unincorporated areas of Pitt County has been cancelled, effective 6:00pm on Sunday, September 6, 2019. The declaration went into effect on Wednesday, September 4; and most notably served to provide a curfew during the peak of Dorian’s impacts to Pitt County, on Thursday night.
As mentioned in a previous release, all general population shelter operations will end by 3:00pm today. Closure of these shelters leaves the emergency animal sheltering as the only remaining active operation. With these operations set to end by Sunday afternoon, so will the State of Emergency.
This event marked the first full-EOC activation for recently named Emergency Management Director, Randy Gentry, who was just hired to the role in mid-July of this year. Pitt County Manager, Scott Elliott praised Gentry’s efforts during his first activation, saying “I think (Gentry’s) commanding performance during this event, is representative of a consistency we can all come to expect in future times of emergency.”