We were told at the county meeting that just ended that yes, Hoke County has generators both in place and more on the way right now for the water system, so even if the county loses electricity, the backup generators can still power the stations that pump water.
HOWEVER - that does NOT mean Hoke citizens won't lose water service. Other things can go wrong, such as breaks in water pipes. It is very important that Hoke residents still prepare as if they are going to lose electricity and water service. Anything can happen in a hurricane. Be prepared with at least one gallon of water per person for at least three days in case your water goes out, and extra for your pets.
Additionally, the county has already purchased pallets of bottled water from Cheerwine to have some on hand as needed in the wake of the storm, and the school system has also chipped in with pallets that are stationed at Don Steed Elementary where the first shelter will be located - and at Sandy Grove Middle School, which will be opened as a second shelter if needed.