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Tips for Visit by First Lady

Tips for visit by the First Lady


            The First Lady, Michelle Obama, will be visiting Fayetteville on Thursday, July 21, 2011. The Fayetteville Police Department has a few tips for the public.


Because of security, drivers should avoid the area around Ramsey Street and Langdon Street. Drivers can expect detours and road closures between 11AM and 8PM throughout the city. A shuttle service is being provided to transport people to the designated entry point. Drop off and pick up for the shuttles will be at Fayetteville State University. Because of the limited size of the venue, some residents may be turned away from the site.


With temperatures forecasted to be around 100 degrees, people attending the event should hydrate both before, and throughout the day. Drink plenty of water and watch out for signs of heat exposure. The Center For Disease Control has a guide on their website on the dangers of extreme heat and how to protect yourself:


Because of security, certain items will not be allowed past the checkpoint:

  • Anything that can be considered a weapon
  • Coolers
  • Umbrellas
  • Water bottles will not be allowed through the checkpoint (water will be provided inside the checkpoint)



Residents will be allowed to bring bags inside the checkpoint, however, they will be searched. It is advised to bring as little as possible to speed entry through the checkpoint. Residents should be prepared to spend time outside, exposed to the heat and sun.


If anyone notices someone in medical distress or suspicious behavior, please notify uniformed Law Enforcement Officers posted around the area.



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