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Coastwatch Currents

October 5, 2016 | Diana Hackenburg

With potential hazardous weather approaching North Carolina in the form of Hurricane Matthew, it’s important to prepare before disaster strikes. Know how to prepare your property before a hurricane or flood and pack your emergency supply kit. Stay informed about changing weather conditions and emergency events to know what actions to take to stay safe. Here are some resources for staying up-to-date during an emergency:

Mobile phone showing ReadyNC app

The free ReadyNC mobile app gives information on real-time traffic and weather conditions, river levels, evacuations, and power outages. Created by the N.C. Department of Public Safety and North Carolina Emergency Management.

National

FEMA

Twitter: @FEMA

Twitter: @femaregion4

National Weather Service

Twitter: @NHC_Atlantic (National Hurricane Center Atlantic Ops.)

Twitter: @NWS

Twitter: @NWSMoreheadCity (NWS Newport/Morehead)

Twitter: @NWSRaleigh (Raleigh)

Twitter: @NWSWakefieldVA (Wakefield, Virginia)

Twitter: @NWSWilmingtonNC (Wilmington)

State

N.C. Emergency Management

ReadyNC app – Free mobile app for iPhone and Android

Facebook: NC Emergency Management

Twitter: @NCEmergency

N.C. Department of Transportation

NC Hurricane Evacuation Routes

Traveler Information Management System

Twitter: @NCDOT

Local

Beaufort County

Hyper-Reach Beaufort County – sign up to receive weather notifications by phone or email

Beaufort County Emergency Management

Facebook: Beaufort County Emergency Management

Bertie County

Hyper-Reach Bertie County – sign up to receive weather notifications by phone or email

Bertie County Emergency Services

Facebook: Bertie County Emergency Services

Brunswick County

CodeRED Brunswick County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Camden County

CodeRED Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City Emergency Management

Facebook: Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Emergency Mgmt

Carteret County

CodeRED Carteret County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Carteret County Emergency Services

Facebook: Carteret County Emergency Services

Chowan County

Chowan County Government

Facebook: Chowan County, North Carolina

Craven County

CodeRED Craven County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Facebook: Craven County Sheriff’s Office

Currituck County

Currituck County Emergency Management

Facebook: Currituck County Government

Twitter: @CurrituckGov

Dare County

Dare County Hurricane Guide

Dare County Emergency Incident Information

Twitter: @DareCountyEM

Gates County

CodeRED Gates County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Gates County Emergency Services

Facebook: Gates County Emergency Management

Hertford County

CodeRED Hertford County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Hertford County Emergency Management

Facebook: Hertford County

Hyde County

Hyper-Reach Hyde County – sign up to receive weather notifications by phone or email

Hyde County Emergency Services

Prepare Your Property Before a Flood

Pack Your Emergency Supply Kit

Twitter: @HydeNC

New Hanover County

New Hanover County Notification System – register to receive emergency alerts by phone, text or email

New Hanover County Emergency Information

Facebook: Hyde County Emergency Services Department

Twitter: @NewHanoverEM

Onslow County

Onslow County Emergency Services

Facebook: Onslow County Emergency Services “Official”

Twitter: @OnslowES

Pamlico County

CodeRED Pamlico County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Emergency Management/Fire Marshal

Facebook: Pamlico County Emergency Management

Pasquotank County

CodeRED Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City Emergency Management

Facebook: Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Emergency Mgmt

Pender County

CodeRED Pender County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Pender County Emergency Management

Twitter: @PenderCountyEM

Perquimans County

CodeRED Perquimans County – sign up to receive call, text and/or email notifications

Perquimans County Emergency Management

Tyrrell County

Hyper-Reach Tyrrell County – sign up to receive weather notifications by phone or email

Washington County

Hyper-Reach Washington County – sign up to receive weather notifications by phone or email

Washington County Planning & Safety

Facebook: Washington County, NC


After the Storm

Do not let your guard down completely after an emergency. After a flood, stay safe around floodwaters and when reentering your home. Make sure you are ready for the next event by restocking your supply kit and re-storing all important documents. When there is no immediate threat, create an emergency plan to help keep you and your family safe during the next storm.


Updated: Oct. 5, 2016. If you have an emergency contact or news source to add to the list, please contact Diana Hackenburg.

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