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Coastwatch Currents

Coastwatch Currents

September 11, 2018 | Dave Shaw

Hurricane Florence, September 10, 2018, from the International Space Station (NASA).

Editor’s Note: On 9/17, this page was updated.  After this date, it will no longer be maintained. Soon you can find current links and information on North Carolina Sea Grant’s new Hurricane Resources page.

With hazardous weather approaching North Carolina, act now to avert disaster. Know how to prepare your property before a hurricane or flood and how to pack your emergency supply kit. Stay informed about changing weather conditions and emergency events to know how to stay safe. These resources will help you stay up-to-date during an emergency:

FEMA

Web: fema.gov
Hurricane Tips: www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Twitter:
@FEMA
Twitter: @femaregion4

National Weather Service

National Weather Service Twitter: @NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWS/
National Hurricane Center Atlantic Ops. web: nhc.noaa.gov Twitter: @NHC_Atlantic
Newport/ Morehead City NWS Twitter: @NWSMoreheadCity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/
Raleigh NWS Twitter: @NWSRaleigh Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSRaleigh/
Wakefield, VA NWS Twitter: @NWSWakefieldVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSWakefieldVA/
Wilmington NWS Twitter: @NWSWilmingtonNC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSWilmingtonNC/
Blacksburg, VA NWS Twitter: .@NWSBlackburg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSBlacksburg/
Greenville/Spartanburg,SC NWS Twitter: .@NWSGSP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGSP/

N.C. Emergency Management

Web: ncdps.gov
Free mobile app: 
ReadyNC app 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCEmergency/
Twitter: @NCEmergency

N.C. Department of Transportation

Web: ncdot.gov/Pages/default.aspx
NC Hurricane Evacuation Routes (pdf)
Traveler Information Management System
Twitter: @NCDOT

Eastern NC Counties

Beaufort County

Beaufort County Emergency Management
Receive weather notifications by phone or email: Hyper-Reach Beaufort County
Facebook: Beaufort County Emergency Management

Bertie County

Bertie County Emergency Services
Receive weather notifications by phone or email: 
Hyper-Reach Bertie County
Facebook: Bertie County Emergency Services

Brunswick County

Brunswick County Emergency Management
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: CodeRED Brunswick County 
Facebook: Brunswick County Emergency Services

Camden County

Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City Emergency Management
Receive weather notifications by phone or email: 
CodeRED Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City
Facebook: Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Emergency Mgmt

Carteret County

Carteret County Emergency Services
Receive weather notifications by phone or email: 
CodeRED Carteret County
Facebook: Carteret County Emergency Services

Chowan County

Chowan County Government
Facebook: Chowan County, North Carolina

Craven County

Craven County Emergency Services
Receive weather notifications by phone or email: CodeRED Craven County
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 Management Information
Twitter: @DareCountyEM

Gates County

Gates County Emergency Services
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: 
CodeRED Gates County
Facebook: Gates County Emergency Management

Hertford County

Hertford County Emergency Management
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: 
CodeRED Hertford County
Facebook: Hertford County

Hyde County

Hyde County Emergency Services
Receive weather notifications by phone or email: Hyper-Reach Hyde County
Prepare Your Property Before a Flood
Pack Your Emergency Supply Kit
Facebook: Hyde County Emergency Services Department
Twitter: @HydeNC

New Hanover County

New Hanover County Emergency Information
Receive emergency alerts by phone, text and/or email: 
New Hanover County Notification System
Twitter: @NewHanoverEM

Onslow County

Onslow County Emergency Services
Facebook: Onslow County Emergency Services “Official”
Twitter: @OnslowES

Pamlico County

Emergency Management/Fire Marshal
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: 
CodeRED Pamlico County
Facebook: Pamlico County Emergency Management

Pasquotank County

Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City Emergency Management
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: 
CodeRED Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City
Facebook: Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Emergency Mgmt

Pender County

Pender County Emergency Management
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: 
CodeRED Pender County
Twitter: @PenderCountyEM

Perquimans County

Perquimans County Emergency Management
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: CodeRED Perquimans County

Tyrrell County

Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: Hyper-Reach Tyrrell County 

Washington County

Washington County Planning & Safety
Receive phone, text and/or email notifications: 
Hyper-Reach Washington County
Facebook: Washington County, NC

Triangle Area Counties

Chatham County Emergency Management
Twitter: .@ChathamEMA
919-545-8163

Durham City/County Emergency Management
Twitter: @AlertDurham
919-560-0660

Johnston County Emergency Management (register for “JOCOAlerts”)
Twitter: .@JoCOEmerServ
919-989-5050

Orange County Emergency Management
Twitter: @oncemergency
919-732-5063

Wake County Emergency Management
Twitter: @ReadyWake
919-856-6480

After the Storm

Don’t let down your guard after an emergency. After a flood, stay safe around floodwaters and when reentering your home.

Make sure you’re prepared for the next event by restocking your supply kit and re-storing all important documents. When there’s no immediate threat, create an emergency plan to help keep you and your family safe during the next storm.

 

For more resources and up-to-date information, visit ncseagrant.org 

compiled by Danielle Costantini and Dave Shaw

 

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