Fayette County Emergency Management Preparing For Hurricane Florence


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Emergency Management officials are actively preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence beginning Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Management official’s are in constant communication with WV Division of Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and local partners.  In the meantime, to assist with preparations, they recommend that people in low-lying, flood prone areas to stay vigilant with the weather forecast.

Make arrangements as you feel necessary to protect life and property.  Please secure all loose items outside your residence, have your 72 hour storm kit ready.

If you are to a user of the emergency alerting system, you are recommended to sign up for NIXLE by texting your zip code to 888-777.

This will provide automatic notifications from the National Weather Service as well as important local updates.


Tyler Barker

Tyler is the Chief Meteorologist & Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. You can find him weekdays at 5, 6, and 11 pm on WOAY-TV. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at