Rocky Mount, NC Prepared to Continue Services during Tropical Storm Isaias

NC News. Photos: Frank and Kay Whatley
NC News. Photos: Frank and Kay Whatley

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Mayor Sandy Roberson has declared a State of Emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is predicted to begin affecting our area by 2am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. During this tropical storm, city employees are working to ensure the wellbeing and safety of its citizens by delivering excellent public services.

The city of Rocky Mount encourages residents to continue practicing social distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures outlined by the CDC as they prepare for the incoming tropical storm.

In the event of a power outage, services will be restored as soon as safely possible. Any down trees and limbs will be removed in a timely manner. Call 252.467.4800 to report an outage or down trees.

For residents who might experience flooding, sandbags are being made available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis since 1:30pm on Monday, August 3, 2020, at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, 600 Independence Dr, Rocky Mount, NC.

Of note for the Tuesday, August 4, 2020 schedule:

  • Residential waste collection will begin at 10am
  • Tar River Transit will begin operating at noon

Should there be flooding, the access point to Battle Park is subject to change.

Residents are encouraged to follow the news closely and to stay tuned to different media outlets including WNCN (CBS), WTVD (ABC), WRAL (NBC), and WNCT (CBS) for updates on facility and street closings.

Updated information may be located on the city’s website,, Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor at

Residents also are encouraged to utilize CODERED by visiting Text messaging and emailing will be sent to subscribers.

The city of Rocky Mount is located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, in Edgecombe and Nash Counties.


Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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