Tropical Weather North Carolina

Chris Creel, manager of Piggly Wiggly, stocks pallets of bottled water as grocery customers prepare for the arrival of storm weather with Hurricane Dorian in New Bern, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2019. New Bern is still recovering from the damages caused by Hurricane Florence in 2018. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)

ASHEVILLE -- The USDA Forest Service is waiving fees at campgrounds in the Southern Region for people displaced by Hurricane Dorian. This includes campgrounds on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.

People seeking shelter in a Southern Region Forest Service campground should:

» Select a National Forest from the list below and call or check online to see if any campgrounds are closed.

» Call the desired campground or check recreation.gov to see if space is available.

» Upon arrival, notify the campground host that you are being displaced due to the storm and no fee will be collected for those displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

» Exercise caution and keep aware of changing weather conditions.

Some Southern Region campgrounds will be closed due to the weather including all on the Croatan National Forest in eastern North Carolina. The Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina may also be impacted by the storm so visitors should stay alert to weather information and have a back-up plan. Follow the National Forests in North Carolina Facebook (www.facebook.com/nfsnc) or Twitter (twitter.com/NFsNCarolina) for updates.

For information on campgrounds in the Southern Region, find the Recreation link on each forest's website.

National Forests in Alabama (www.fs.usda.gov/alabama)

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests (www.fs.usda.gov/conf)

Cherokee National Forest (www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee)

Daniel Boone National Forest (www.fs.usda.gov/dbnf)

National Forests in Florida (www.fs.usda.gov/florida)

Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests (www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs)

Kisatchie National Forest (www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie)

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (www.landbetweenthelakes.us)

National Forests in Mississippi (www.fs.usda.gov/mississippi)

National Forests in North Carolina (www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc)

Ouachita National Forest (www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita)

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests (www.fs.usda.gov/osfnf)

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (www.fs.usda.gov/texas)

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests (www.fs.usda.gov/gwj)

Follow the National Forests in North Carolina on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nfsnc) or Twitter (twitter.com/NFsNCarolina) for more news and features.

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