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SMITHFIELD-Due to the anticipated deteriorating weather conditions from Hurricane Dorian, Johnston County offices will close at 3:00pm on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Although the Johnston County offices will close at 3 p.m., a substantial number of Johnston County's workforce is deemed essential and will be working to support Johnston County emergency operations and the Johnston County Emergency Operations Center.
Those operations include planning, response, and recovery, focusing on the needs of citizens and businesses.
Essential workforce members include, but are not limited to, law enforcement, emergency services, emergency medical responders, 911 communications, public utilities, animal services, health department, department of social services, technology services, geographic information services, child support services, buildings and grounds, planning, inspections, tax, finance, human resources, county administration, and legal.
Johnston County Emergency Services said the health, safety, and welfare of Johnston County citizens is its top priority.
They said they are making every effort possible to gather critical information, coordinate response activities, and manage response and recovery activities as the situation dictates.
The Emergency Operations Center remains operational and can be contacted at (919) 989.5400.