Sampson County officials have issued a curfew ahead of the impending storm.
According to Susan Holder, assistant county manager, the curfew will go into effect this evening at 7 for the unincorporated areas of the county. It will continue to be in effect each night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. until it is rescinded.
There are exceptions to the curfew for certain circumstances.
Any police or public safety officer or other government employee on designated official business, any member, volunteer or employee of an organization providing disaster relief services, any person in transit from a place where they were temporarily engaged and could not have planned their departure to avoid the curfew, any medical service provider engaged in delivering medical supplies and members of the news media engaged in duties essential to providing public information.
Anyone in any of those situations must carry proper identification.