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FYI.... expect delays beginning around 1p from Shipyard to College to Oleander to the Causeway. We are proud to support ...
11/21/2020

FYI.... expect delays beginning around 1p from Shipyard to College to Oleander to the Causeway. We are proud to support our brothers and sisters with Wrightsville Beach Fire Department and Jeremy’s family during this difficult time. Information on streaming sources for the service are noted below on the Wrightsville Beach Police Department post.

May Jeremy’s memory be a blessing.

#ReadyNHC New Hanover County Government, NC

Ceremony to Celebrate the Life of Wrightsville Beach
Ocean Rescue Captain Jeremy Owens
Saturday, November 21, 2020
1:45 Procession Arrives in Wrightsville Beach Park
2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life Ceremony

On Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., a Ceremony to Celebrate the Life of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Captain Jeremy Owens will be held at Wrightsville Beach Park located at 321 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. The public is invited and, due to the expectations of high attendance, law enforcement will be on the scene directing traffic. A private procession will precede the ceremony beginning at 1:00 pm and is scheduled to arrive in Wrightsville Beach Park at approximately 1:45 p.m. The public is asked to arrive and be parked no later than 1:30 p.m.

We do encourage everyone to wear a mask and to social distance at the ceremony. For those who prefer to remain distanced from the crowd, the Ceremony will be streamed live via Facebook through the Town of Wrightsville Beach and the Wrightsville Beach Police Department pages. Links are as follows:

Town of Wrightsville Beach: https://m.facebook.com/TownOfWrightsvilleBeachNorthCarolina

WBPD: https://www.facebook.com/WrightsvilleBeachPD

Please be aware that Wrightsville Beach Park will be closed on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

For additional information and a map of available parking, please go to www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com. The information will be listed on the Town’s homepage.

US National Weather Service Wilmington NC is hosting a Winter Weather webinar on Tuesday, 12/08, from 11a-12p.  The pres...
11/18/2020

US National Weather Service Wilmington NC is hosting a Winter Weather webinar on Tuesday, 12/08, from 11a-12p. The presentation will include: a winter weather outlook, climatology, weather patterns leading to winter storms in the Carolinas, winter products/services, and safety guidelines. Check out https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1463193101908928270 to register.

Latest update on #ILMwx weather for today.  Chance of flash flooding as the remains of #Eta pass us off shore and intera...
11/12/2020

Latest update on #ILMwx weather for today. Chance of flash flooding as the remains of #Eta pass us off shore and interact with a cold front moving through our region. If you come across a roadway that is covered with water, remember #TurnAroundDontDrown #readynhc

FYI if you live in any of the areas noted below:ArrondaleBeau RivageBonaireCarolina Beach Road south of Monkey JunctionC...
11/12/2020

FYI if you live in any of the areas noted below:
Arrondale
Beau Rivage
Bonaire
Carolina Beach Road south of Monkey Junction
Cathay Road
McQuillan
Mott’s Forest
Red Lighthouse
Riverwoods
River Road
Royal Fern
Saunders Road
Shipwatch
Soundside
The Cape
Valley Brook
Willow Glen

Starting today, New Hanover County Fire Rescue will begin testing neighborhood fire hydrants in the southern, unincorporated areas of the county. See if your neighborhood will be tested and learn more about possible impacts: bit.ly/2TVrSIb

Watching #Eta as it approaches the Florida coast...likely pushing rain our way later this week.  #Theta is not a threat ...
11/11/2020

Watching #Eta as it approaches the Florida coast...likely pushing rain our way later this week. #Theta is not a threat to the CONUS...but gosh! This is busiest hurricane season on record! Visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ to get the latest tropical weather updates...and count down the days to the end of the 2020 season with us! #ReadyNHC US National Weather Service Wilmington NC

11/11/2020

Looking pretty soggy out there over the next 36-48 hours. Check out US National Weather Service Wilmington NC for the latest information on flood watches and warnings as these weather systems pass us by. #ReadyNHC #TurnAroundDontDrown

https://www.weather.gov/media/ilm/LatestBriefing.pdf

Brrrr....our first frost advisory for the season.  Are you #ReadyNHC for chilly Fall temps?  Follow US National Weather ...
11/02/2020

Brrrr....our first frost advisory for the season. Are you #ReadyNHC for chilly Fall temps? Follow US National Weather Service Wilmington NC and www.weather.gov/ilm to get hour-by-hour updates.

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FYI if you are near the UNCW campus tomorrow (10/21/2020) around lunchtime. #ReadyNHC
10/20/2020

FYI if you are near the UNCW campus tomorrow (10/21/2020) around lunchtime. #ReadyNHC

We apologize for the interruption tomorrow, October 21, but we appreciate your patience as we test the UNCW Alert system to remind students and employees what our emergency sirens sound like, should they ever hear them during an actual emergency. Thank you, neighbors, for understanding!

https://uncw.edu/news/2020/10/uncw-alert-system-test-scheduled-for-oct.-21.html

Stay #SafeHealthySecure and get a free flu vaccine at the Flu Thru! The drive-through flu vaccination & medication take-...
10/20/2020

Stay #SafeHealthySecure and get a free flu vaccine at the Flu Thru! The drive-through flu vaccination & medication take-back event will be held Saturday, October 24 from 10am-2pm or while supplies last. No appointment, insurance, or ID required. Interpreters will be available.

Protéjase y proteja a otros de la influenza esta temporada. ¡Reciba una vacuna contra la influenza en forma gratuita! La...
10/20/2020

Protéjase y proteja a otros de la influenza esta temporada. ¡Reciba una vacuna contra la influenza en forma gratuita! Las vacunas se ofrecen sin costo alguno y no es necesario presentar prueba de seguro ni de lugar de residencia. Para más información: bit.ly/3iYLyEY

Just a reminder that it's not yet December 1.  #Epsilon will move off into the Atlantic after passing Bermuda in the com...
10/20/2020

Just a reminder that it's not yet December 1. #Epsilon will move off into the Atlantic after passing Bermuda in the coming days. Not too worried about that yellow spot on the map. But.....still keep those kits ready and practice your communications plan because well, 2020. #ReadyNHC

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Epsilon, located over the central Atlantic several hundred miles southeast of Bermuda - www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Epsilon

Elsewhere on this Tuesday morning, a trough of low pressure extends from the northwestern Caribbean Sea near the northeastern portion of the Yucatan peninsula southeastward into the southwestern Caribbean Sea. This system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms well to the east of the trough axis. Upper-level winds are expected to remain unfavorable for significant development while the system drifts westward over the next couple of days. It has a low (10 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and five days. Regardless of development, the disturbance could bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of central and western Cuba, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and the Yucatan peninsula through midweek. www.hurricanes.gov

Being informed is a large part of emergency preparedness. Be confident in your sources of information. This month is Nat...
10/17/2020
New Hanover County | The Model of Good Governance | North Carolina

Being informed is a large part of emergency preparedness. Be confident in your sources of information. This month is National Cybersecurity Awareness month.

Follow verified and vetted social media resources
Facebook – @NewHanoverCo , @NewHanoverEM, @NHCFireRescue , @NewHanoverSO, @NewHanoverCoSch, @NWSWilmingtonNC , @duke.energy, @CFPUA, @WaveTransitILM
Twitter – @NewHanoverCo , @ NewHanoverSO , @NHC911 , @NewHanoverCoSch, @DukeEnergy
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We are *very* interested in learning how to leverage experiences and to meet needs for our Senior partners in the commun...
10/15/2020

We are *very* interested in learning how to leverage experiences and to meet needs for our Senior partners in the community. Please take a moment and complete this survey from the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center to help us all plan together for the future! #ReadyNHC

The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center launched a survey for residents to share their needs, concerns, and vision for the future of aging in NHC. The survey is part of a five-year Master Aging Plan (MAP) that will shape resources and services for older adults. Read more & take the survey: bit.ly/3j22Vom

10/15/2020
New Hanover County Government, NC

Today’s the day! Set an alarm for 10:15 and practice what to do in case the earth starts to move under your feet! Tag us in your pics as you practice! #ReadyNHC

International #ShakeOut Day is Thursday, October 15, encouraging everyone everywhere to practice your earthquake drill & to learn what to do during an earthquake. Learn about "drop, cover & hold on" from New Hanover County Emergency Management Director Assistant Anna McRay, then visit ShakeOut.org to see more safety tips. #ReadyNHC

October 15 is the the great ShakeOut Drill. Click the link below to learn more. https://www.shakeout.org/• #ReadyNHC • #...
10/15/2020
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

October 15 is the the great ShakeOut Drill. Click the link below to learn more.
https://www.shakeout.org/
• #ReadyNHC
• #Readynhc.com
• #BeReady

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations worldwide improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes. Register to participate in your state or country's drill at www.ShakeOut.org.

2020 Great Southeast #ShakeOut Is TOMORROW at 10:15 a.m. The #ShakeOut is an annual public earthquake drill where millio...
10/14/2020
The Great SouthEast ShakeOut

2020 Great Southeast #ShakeOut Is TOMORROW at 10:15 a.m. The #ShakeOut is an annual public earthquake drill where millions of people in schools, organizations, and homes simultaneously practice ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’, which is the recommended action for people to take during an earthquake. This is a great opportunity to test/exercise your agency/organization business continuity plan! For resources and toolkits for continuity of operations and business continuity plans for agencies and organizations, go tohttps://files.nc.gov/ncdps/documents/files/Organization-Disaster-Readiness-Resources.pdf

Please visit https://www.shakeout.org/southeast/register/ to register and find information on earthquake safety.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations worldwide improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes. Register to participate in your state or country's drill at www.ShakeOut.org.

Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Support sur...
10/14/2020

Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence all month long. #PowerUp Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Wilmington, NC New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Wilmington, NC Police Department

Not only can you get a free flu shot from New Hanover County Public Health and properly dispose of old medications throu...
10/13/2020

Not only can you get a free flu shot from New Hanover County Public Health and properly dispose of old medications through New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and New Hanover Regional Medical Center, you can help us practice our point of distribution plan! We have 500 shots to be distributed and hope you can join us! #ReadyNHC

The “Flu Thru” is a free drive-through flu vaccination event and a medication disposal location, to be held on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am -2pm. No appointment, insurance, ID or proof of residency required. Interpreters will be available. Read more: https://bit.ly/33RMyqc

Disaster planning can be difficult when dealing with domestic violence.  Concerns about injuries, COVID-19, and just tak...
10/13/2020
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response

Disaster planning can be difficult when dealing with domestic violence. Concerns about injuries, COVID-19, and just taking care of basic needs can feel overwhelming and, when coupled with domestic violence concerns, can make it hard to cope with the aftermath of an emergency. Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Wilmington, NC and New Hanover County Emergency Management have resources to help. Check out https://vawnet.org/sc/disaster-and-emergency-preparedness-and-response for tips and resources to help you be better prepared. #PowerUp #ReadyNHC

This collection includes selected materials and resources -- many gender-informed -- that can be used by domestic and sexual violence organizations to increase their preparedness for and response to major disasters and emergencies.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s second week focuses on steps individuals and organizations can take to secure I...
10/13/2020
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) | CISA

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s second week focuses on steps individuals and organizations can take to secure Internet-connected devices for personal and professional use.



This year has seen major disruptions in the way we work, learn, and socialize, driving many of these activities online. With our homes, schools, and business more connected than ever, it’s vital to “Protect It” and #BeCyberSmart.

Learn how to Protect It by visiting cisa.gov/ncsam

#Cybersecurity #NCSAM2020

A collaborative effort to ensure all Americans have the resources needed to be safe and secure online. Learn about everything NCSAM.https://edit.cisa.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-sample-social-media-posts-and-graphics

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10/13/2020

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is at risk, reach out to to Domestic Violence S...
10/11/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is at risk, reach out to to Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Wilmington, NC or check out their website at https://www.domesticviolence-wilm.org/ #PowerUp #DVAM New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Wilmington, NC Police Department Carolina Beach Police Department @kurebeachpolicedepartment @wrightsvillebeachpolicedepartment

10/11/2020
US National Weather Service Wilmington NC

Weather eyes up, friends. Be alert to rapidly changing weather conditions today, and have a plan on what to do in case of severe weather. #ReadyNHC

Remnants of Delta could produce some severe weather across Northeastern SC and Southeastern NC today. Have a way to receive warnings and keep an eye on the weather today! #ncwx #scwx

Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner...
10/10/2020

Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it’s cool. #FirePreventionWeek Learn more safety tips at https://bit.ly/2WqI7R8 New Hanover County Fire Rescue Wilmington, NC Fire Department Carolina Beach Fire Department Kure Beach Fire Department Wrightsville Beach Fire Department

10/10/2020

Y’all come on down to the Martin Luther King Center on 8th St. We are here this morning doing free COVID testing. Thanks to Saint Luke - Wilmington for partnering with us! @jermainebarmour New Hanover County Government, NC New Hanover County Public Health New Hanover County Sheriff's Office #ReadyNHC

We got this hurricane planning down to a science.  You know all about flooding and severe weather threats...but what do ...
10/09/2020

We got this hurricane planning down to a science. You know all about flooding and severe weather threats...but what do you know about #earthquakes? As recently as August (because, you know, 2020!), we've experienced earthquakes as close to us as Sparta, NC. Join us on 10/15 at 10:15 to practice #StopDropAndHangOn #shakeoutdontfreakout #ReadyNHC

Congrats New Hanover County Fire Rescue.  That's a great looking rig! #ReadyNHC
10/09/2020

Congrats New Hanover County Fire Rescue. That's a great looking rig! #ReadyNHC

ICYMI | Earlier today, New Hanover County Fire Rescue held a dedication ceremony for Rescue 11, the newest fire truck at the Wrightsboro Fire Station. With state-of-the-art technology, this new rescue will carry an array of specialized equipment for various rescue situations and increased safety features.

Fire Rescue crews pushed the new rescue into the fire station, a tradition dating back to the 19th century, and officially placed the rescue into service. The newly dedicated rescue will help Fire Rescue continue to provide excellent fire and life safety services throughout New Hanover County.

Watch the ceremony here: bit.ly/3lrH8Iu

Keep little ones safe when you’re cooking! Create a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 metre) around the stove and ar...
10/09/2020

Keep little ones safe when you’re cooking! Create a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 metre) around the stove and areas where hot food or drinks are being prepared or carried. Don't forget to turn pot handles in toward the center of the stove! #FirePreventionWeek https://bit.ly/2XtNrzK New Hanover County Fire Rescue Wilmington, NC Fire Department Carolina Beach Fire Department Kure Beach Fire Department Wrightsville Beach Fire Department

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