The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office strongly advised residents of the Wilson Creek community to evacuate today in a Facebook post

The post says, “As you know from past weather events, it may be hard for emergency responders to reach you if you have an emergency when there is flooding, trees down etc... Please find a safe place to go before Hurricane Florence arrives here. Be safe!”

For more information, contact Caldwell County Emergency Services at (828) 426-8608.