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On September 20, 2021, the 42nd WMD conducted a Collective Lane Training (CLT) Exercise.  Prior to the ex*****on of the ...
09/21/2021

On September 20, 2021, the 42nd WMD conducted a Collective Lane Training (CLT) Exercise. Prior to the ex*****on of the exercise, local and state partners were invited to the planning meetings that led up to training day. These meetings afforded the opportunity for collaboration between local and state partners, which included NHC Emergency Management, City of Wilmington Emergency Management, Wilmington Fire, NHC Fire & Rescue, NHRMC and NHRMC EMS.

Swells from Hurricane #Larry will impact area beaches and as a result, rough surf and life-threatening rip currents are ...
09/08/2021

Swells from Hurricane #Larry will impact area beaches and as a result, rough surf and life-threatening rip currents are likely. Visit US National Weather Service Wilmington NC for more information.

Marejadas producias por el Huracán Larry impactarán las playas de
la región y como resultado, se esperan condiciones de oleaje fuerte
y corrientes de resaca peligrosas a la vida. Mas en US National Weather Service Wilmington NC.

El oleaje empeorará a lo largo de la semana, pero será especialmente peligroso el miércoles en la tarde hasta el sábado,...
09/07/2021

El oleaje empeorará a lo largo de la semana, pero será especialmente peligroso el miércoles en la tarde hasta el sábado, coincidiendo con la llegada de marejadas más grandes desde el sureste.

Se esperan condiciones peligrosas para el nado dada la presencia de fuertes corrientes de resaca y olas grandes.

Si planea visitar las playas, preste atención a las banderas y siga las
instrucciones de socorristas y demás autoridades locales.

Si ve a alguien en situación de peligro, avise a un socorrista o llame a 911.

Nunca se adentre en el oleaje sin un equipo de flotación. #ReadyNHC

El oleaje empeorará a lo largo de la semana, pero será especialmente peligroso el miércoles en la tarde hasta el sábado, coincidiendo con la llegada de marejadas más grandes desde el sureste.

Se esperan condiciones peligrosas para el nado dada la presencia de fuertes corrientes de resaca y olas grandes.

Si planea visitar las playas, preste atención a las banderas y siga las
instrucciones de socorristas y demás autoridades locales.

Si ve a alguien en situación de peligro, avise a un socorrista o llame a 911.

Nunca se adentre en el oleaje sin un equipo de flotación. #ReadyNHC

Although #Larry is well to our east and will not be making landfall here, he is sending some pretty rough and dangerous ...
09/07/2021

Although #Larry is well to our east and will not be making landfall here, he is sending some pretty rough and dangerous surf our way through the weekend. US National Weather Service Wilmington NC advises:
• The risk for rip currents will increase during Wednesday, but life-threatening rip currents are likely Thursday through Saturday coincident with the largest hurricane swells
• Large breakers are also expected in the surf, especially Thursday through Saturday.
• Steep waves are also likely around inlet entrances, especially with each falling tide Thursday through Saturday.
• An elevated rip current risk will likely persist into Sunday, but conditions should be improving early next week.

There have been 28 rip current fatalities since 2000 along the U.S. East Coast from distant storms that have only impacted the U.S. with large swells. Be safe and #WatchTheRip #ReadyNHC

Although #Larry is well to our east and will not be making landfall here, he is sending some pretty rough and dangerous surf our way through the weekend. US National Weather Service Wilmington NC advises:
• The risk for rip currents will increase during Wednesday, but life-threatening rip currents are likely Thursday through Saturday coincident with the largest hurricane swells
• Large breakers are also expected in the surf, especially Thursday through Saturday.
• Steep waves are also likely around inlet entrances, especially with each falling tide Thursday through Saturday.
• An elevated rip current risk will likely persist into Sunday, but conditions should be improving early next week.

There have been 28 rip current fatalities since 2000 along the U.S. East Coast from distant storms that have only impacted the U.S. with large swells. Be safe and #WatchTheRip #ReadyNHC

Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not...
09/04/2021

Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid: www.ready.gov/plan #ReadyNHC

Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid: www.ready.gov/plan #ReadyNHC

09/04/2021

Si vive en una casa móvil, establezca un plan de emergencia que incluya ubicaciones alternas de albergues y practique cómo llegar ahí. #ReadyNHC

Houses, mobile homes, apartments, and high-rise buildings have different evacuation considerations. Make a plan for each...
09/04/2021
Plan for Locations | Ready.gov

Houses, mobile homes, apartments, and high-rise buildings have different evacuation considerations. Make a plan for each: www.ready.gov/plan-for-locations #ReadyNHC

Learn how to go about making an emergency plan by location. Be Informed Many emergencies and disasters occur without any warning. Since you can’t predict where you will be for disasters, it is important to have plans and supplies for the places you and your household go to regularly. Planning ahea...

Decide and practice your emergency plan with members of your household.
09/03/2021

Decide and practice your emergency plan with members of your household.

Decide and practice your emergency plan with members of your household.

Hable con su familia sobre cómo se comunicarán en caso de una emergencia.   ¡No espere! ¡Comunicar! #ReadyNHC
09/02/2021

Hable con su familia sobre cómo se comunicarán en caso de una emergencia. ¡No espere! ¡Comunicar! #ReadyNHC

Hable con su familia sobre cómo se comunicarán en caso de una emergencia. ¡No espere! ¡Comunicar! #ReadyNHC

Discuss with your household or family how you will communicate if there is an emergency.
09/02/2021

Discuss with your household or family how you will communicate if there is an emergency.

Discuss with your household or family how you will communicate if there is an emergency.

#PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies ...
09/01/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

#PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike: www.ready.gov/plan #ReadyNHC

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting ...

US National Weather Service Wilmington NC advises it'll be a bit breezy out there today with the passing of a cold front...
09/01/2021

US National Weather Service Wilmington NC advises it'll be a bit breezy out there today with the passing of a cold front overnight. Watch for rip current threats at the beaches. Tropics are active, but there is no immediate threat to #SENC currently. #ReadyNHC

09/01/2021

Halfway there!! #ReadyNHC

08/30/2021

From New Hanover County Schools

08/30/2021

From New Hanover County Schools

In response to today's incident.  @ReadyNHC
08/30/2021

In response to today's incident. @ReadyNHC

In response to today's school shooting, Chair Olson-Boseman announced a crisis intervention line for students, parents, and staff to call and talk with a mental health therapist. The phone line, available in English & Spanish, opens today. Read more: bit.ly/3BoFOOr

El Mes de Preparación Nacional (NPM, por sus siglas en inglés) se reconoce cada septiembre para fomentar la importancia ...
08/30/2021

El Mes de Preparación Nacional (NPM, por sus siglas en inglés) se reconoce cada septiembre para fomentar la importancia de estar preparado para desastres y emergencias que pueden ocurrir en cualquier momento. El tema de 2021 es “Prepárese con el fin de proteger. Prepararse para los desastres protege a todos sus seres queridos”.

Durante cada semana en septiembre, la campana irá dirigida a atender distintos aspectos de preparación para las personas, familias y comunidades.

Semana 1 septiembre 1-4: Haga un plan - Hable con su familia y amigos sobre cómo se comunicarán antes, durante y después de un desastre.

Semana 2 septiembre 5-11: Prepare un kit - Tenga suficientes suministros para varios días después de un desastre para todos los que viven en su casa. No olvide tomar en consideración las necesidades específicas de cada persona o mascota por si es necesario evacuar o desalojar rápidamente.

Semana 3 septiembre 12-18: Preparación a bajo costo o sin costo - Reduzca los efectos que los desastres pueden causar a usted y su familia. Conozca el riesgo de desastres en su área. Aprenda cómo lograr que su vivienda sea más resistente ante las tormentas y otros peligros comunes. Verifique la cobertura de su póliza de seguros para asegurarse de que esté actualizada.

Semana 4 septiembre 19-24: Enséneles a los jóvenes sobre la preparación - Hable con sus hijos sobre cómo prepararse para emergencias y qué hacer si se separan. Les puede brindar seguridad al proporcionar información sobre cómo ellos pueden participar.

El Mes de Preparación Nacional (NPM, por sus siglas en inglés) se reconoce cada septiembre para fomentar la importancia de estar preparado para desastres y emergencias que pueden ocurrir en cualquier momento. El tema de 2021 es “Prepárese con el fin de proteger. Prepararse para los desastres protege a todos sus seres queridos”.

Durante cada semana en septiembre, la campana irá dirigida a atender distintos aspectos de preparación para las personas, familias y comunidades.

Semana 1 septiembre 1-4: Haga un plan - Hable con su familia y amigos sobre cómo se comunicarán antes, durante y después de un desastre.

Semana 2 septiembre 5-11: Prepare un kit - Tenga suficientes suministros para varios días después de un desastre para todos los que viven en su casa. No olvide tomar en consideración las necesidades específicas de cada persona o mascota por si es necesario evacuar o desalojar rápidamente.

Semana 3 septiembre 12-18: Preparación a bajo costo o sin costo - Reduzca los efectos que los desastres pueden causar a usted y su familia. Conozca el riesgo de desastres en su área. Aprenda cómo lograr que su vivienda sea más resistente ante las tormentas y otros peligros comunes. Verifique la cobertura de su póliza de seguros para asegurarse de que esté actualizada.

Semana 4 septiembre 19-24: Enséneles a los jóvenes sobre la preparación - Hable con sus hijos sobre cómo prepararse para emergencias y qué hacer si se separan. Les puede brindar seguridad al proporcionar información sobre cómo ellos pueden participar.

September is #NationalPreparednessMonth.  Each week, we will share tips on how individuals, families, and communities ca...
08/30/2021

September is #NationalPreparednessMonth. Each week, we will share tips on how individuals, families, and communities can be better prepared for emergencies. #ReadyNHC

Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan - Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.

Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit - Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

Week 3 September 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness - Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.

Week 4 September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness - Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

September is #NationalPreparednessMonth. Each week, we will share tips on how individuals, families, and communities can be better prepared for emergencies. #ReadyNHC

Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan - Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.

Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit - Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

Week 3 September 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness - Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.

Week 4 September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness - Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Here is your weather update from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC for the week (08/30/21-09/03/21).  Maybe some...
08/30/2021

Here is your weather update from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC for the week (08/30/21-09/03/21). Maybe some Fall-like temps for Labor Day? That would be a great time to think about Winter Preparedness!

What? We're not even out of hurricane season yet!

True point...but how much easier might it be to start to check off some of the tips you can find here - https://www.familyhandyman.com/list/27-tasks-for-your-winter-home-maintenance-checklist/ . Some of the tips there seem to be snowy-place centric, but who here remembers the 9.6" we got right here in the NHC in December 1989?

Here is your weather update from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC for the week (08/30/21-09/03/21). Maybe some Fall-like temps for Labor Day? That would be a great time to think about Winter Preparedness!

What? We're not even out of hurricane season yet!

True point...but how much easier might it be to start to check off some of the tips you can find here - https://www.familyhandyman.com/list/27-tasks-for-your-winter-home-maintenance-checklist/ . Some of the tips there seem to be snowy-place centric, but who here remembers the 9.6" we got right here in the NHC in December 1989?

Always training…flooding is one of the highest risk threats that we plan for in our region. With New Hanover County Fire...
08/29/2021

Always training…flooding is one of the highest risk threats that we plan for in our region. With New Hanover County Fire Rescue and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office leading the way, there is often training over the weekends on how to maneuver the 5-ton vehicles that might be needed for high water rescue situations. Check out what they’ve been up to as we continue to train and work together. #ReadyNHC

Here is the latest information through Friday from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC. Tropics are active, but th...
08/25/2021

Here is the latest information through Friday from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC. Tropics are active, but there is no expected impacts on the Carolinas over the next five days. #ReadyNHC

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Aquí está la información más reciente hasta el viernes del US National Weather Service Wilmington NC. Los trópicos están activos, pero no se esperan impactos en las Carolinas durante los próximos cinco días. #ReadyNHC

Here is the latest information through Friday from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC. Tropics are active, but there is no expected impacts on the Carolinas over the next five days. #ReadyNHC

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Aquí está la información más reciente hasta el viernes del US National Weather Service Wilmington NC. Los trópicos están activos, pero no se esperan impactos en las Carolinas durante los próximos cinco días. #ReadyNHC

Though Tropical Storm #Henri will remain well offshore, it is already bringing dangerous rip currents to area beaches, w...
08/20/2021

Though Tropical Storm #Henri will remain well offshore, it is already bringing dangerous rip currents to area beaches, with surf heights generally 3 5ft. Elsewhere, a chance of showers and storms is in play for particularly closer to the coast. A brief drying trend occurs Saturday before rain chances kick back up by Sunday. #ReadyNHC
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Aunque la Tormenta Tropical #Henri permanecerá lejos de la costa, ya está trayendo peligrosas corrientes de resaca a las playas del área, con alturas de oleaje generalmente de 3 a 5 pies. En otros lugares, existe la posibilidad de aguaceros y tormentas para el viernes, particularmente cerca de la costa. Para el sábado, se espera un periodo breve de tiempo seco antes de que la probabilidad de lluvia vuelva aumentar para el domingo. #ReadyNHC US National Weather Service Wilmington NC New Hanover County Government, NC

Se esperan fuertes corrientes de resaca y oleaje fuerte durante el fin de semana, especialmente el viernes y el sábado, ...
08/19/2021

Se esperan fuertes corrientes de resaca y oleaje fuerte durante el fin de semana, especialmente el viernes y el sábado, coincidiendo con la llegada de la marejada de Henri. Se espera una mejora gradual para el domingo, pero es probable que continuará un riesgo elevado de corrientes de resaca.

Si planea visitar las playas, favor preste atención a las banderas colocadas y siga la guía de los salvavidas y otros oficiales de playa locales. #Heni #ReadyNHC

Se esperan fuertes corrientes de resaca y oleaje fuerte durante el fin de semana, especialmente el viernes y el sábado, coincidiendo con la llegada de la marejada de Henri. Se espera una mejora gradual para el domingo, pero es probable que continuará un riesgo elevado de corrientes de resaca.

Si planea visitar las playas, favor preste atención a las banderas colocadas y siga la guía de los salvavidas y otros oficiales de playa locales. #Heni #ReadyNHC

Although we won't see any direct impacts from #Henri (ahn-REE) this week, we will see some pretty rough surf conditions....
08/19/2021

Although we won't see any direct impacts from #Henri (ahn-REE) this week, we will see some pretty rough surf conditions. US National Weather Service Wilmington NC (www.weather.gov/ilm) anticipates strong rip currents and rough surf especially Friday and Saturday. This will mean very dangerous swimming conditions, even for the best swimmers. If you head to the beach, be sure to watch the flags and follow info from lifeguards. Here's some great info from NWS on rip currents and how to be safe at the beach - https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent. #ReadyNHC

Although we won't see any direct impacts from #Henri (ahn-REE) this week, we will see some pretty rough surf conditions. US National Weather Service Wilmington NC (www.weather.gov/ilm) anticipates strong rip currents and rough surf especially Friday and Saturday. This will mean very dangerous swimming conditions, even for the best swimmers. If you head to the beach, be sure to watch the flags and follow info from lifeguards. Here's some great info from NWS on rip currents and how to be safe at the beach - https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent. #ReadyNHC

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