As Tropical Storm Isaias begins to move into North Carolina, we’ll keep you updated on delays, closures and other impacts on our region. Refresh this story for additional information.

For additional information on Isaias and how to stay safe, please see our Storm Central – Tracking Isaias page.


  • Southeastern Community College will be closing at 3:30 pm Monday, August 3, 2020 due to the possibility of inclement weather caused by Isaias. The college will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4.
  • Mountaire Farms of North Carolina, located in Lumber Bridge, will be closed for night shift production on Monday, August 3. On Tuesday, August 4, day shift production will operate on a 2-hour delay. Night shift production will operate on a normal schedule.

Government Operations

City of Fayetteville

  • Mayor Mitch Colvin signed a State of Emergency Declaration for the City of Fayetteville. The State of Emergency takes effect at 7 p.m. today Monday, August 3. City leaders will continue to track Isaias and provide updates as they become available.

Cumberland County

  • The County activated the Emergency Operations Center today at 8 a.m. with minimal staffing levels in response to COVID-19 precautions and the storm’s forecast and expected impact to the area.
  • The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved a State of Emergency declaration at their regular meeting today at 9 a.m. following a briefing from Emergency Services Director Gene Booth.
  • At this time, County officials do not anticipate the need to open emergency shelters. Officials will continually monitor the storm. If conditions warrant opening shelters, information will be sent to local media, posted on the County’s website at and sent through Cumberland Alerts, the mass notification system.
  • In anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaias, the Salvation Army has declared this a White Flag/Inclement Weather event and will open a shelter on Alexander Street. The capacity will be limited to 22 people due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • County offices and the court system will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, to keep employees and residents off roadways in the early morning hours and allow facilities staff time to pick up debris and prepare the properties for opening. “This is out of an abundance of caution,” said County Manager Amy Cannon.
  • Due to the high winds, the Ann Street Landfill and Wilkes Compost Facility will open at 9 a.m. Container sites that are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. will open at 9 a.m. All other sites will be their regular schedule.

Bladen County

  • Due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Isaias, all Bladen County Schools will close at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020. School operations will remain closed on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Further assessments will be done Tuesday to determine the status of opening on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
  • Bladen County Emergency Services Operations will open shelters at East Bladen High School and Bladenboro Middle School at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4. The shelters will be managed by Bladen County Emergency Services Operations.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.