New Hanover County Emergency Management

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New Hanover County Emergency Management united for a critical training exercise at the New Hanover County Health and Hum...
05/14/2024

New Hanover County Emergency Management united for a critical training exercise at the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Building.

The event was organized with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office in partnership with local first responders and healthcare teams.

While we hope to never face an active assailant situation, preparation is key. Training together ensures we're ready to protect our community when every second counts.

It is the time of year for those pesky lines of thunderstorms to come rolling through our area...National Weather Servic...
05/09/2024

It is the time of year for those pesky lines of thunderstorms to come rolling through our area...

National Weather Service, Wilmington NC is watching the potential development of severe storms throughout the day...but this is a great time for you to check your kits and think about your safe areas both at work and at home.

📲For future severe weather tips for New Hanover County text READYNHC or LISTONHC (for Spanish) to 24639

Registration open for new NHC alerting system
05/09/2024

Registration open for new NHC alerting system

On Monday, New Hanover County announced its new emergency alert system for residents to stay informed and prepared for all emergencies.

A little hurricane preparedness with your   from our friends over at Ready!
05/08/2024

A little hurricane preparedness with your from our friends over at Ready!

Take Action & Prepare----------------------------------------------------Tome medidas y prepárese
05/07/2024

Take Action & Prepare
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Tome medidas y prepárese

As hurricane season nears, it is important to involve everyone in preparedness efforts, including children. By teaching ...
05/06/2024

As hurricane season nears, it is important to involve everyone in preparedness efforts, including children. By teaching kids about hurricane safety, we can keep them informed and prepared for emergencies while also generating interest in the field of emergency management.

Recently, Senior Emergency Management Specialist Jason Fuller took the opportunity to educate first-graders about hurricane preparedness during a Career Day event at Edwin A Anderson Elementary School.

Why Involve Kids?
🌀Education Through Engagement: Make learning fun with interactive games or a family emergency plan workshop. Knowledge is power!
🌀Reduce Fear with Facts: Understanding what a hurricane is and what to do can make the event less scary for the little ones.
🌀Building Responsible Citizens: Early education on safety instills a sense of responsibility and community awareness.

New Hanover County Schools

As a part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, New Hanover County has launched a new alerting system for weather eve...
05/06/2024

As a part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, New Hanover County has launched a new alerting system for weather events and other emergency messages. Residents are encouraged to text ReadyNHC to 24639 to receive these alerts as a part of their emergency planning. For emergency alerts in Spanish, text “ListoNHC” to 24639. Learn more: https://loom.ly/lHRM_VE

El condado de New Hanover ha lanzado un nuevo sistema de alertas para eventos meteorológicos y otros mensajes de emergencia. Se anima a los residentes a inscribirse para recibir estas alertas como parte de su planificación de emergencia para la temporada de huracanes. Para alertas de emergencia en español envíe “ListoNHC” al 24639. Para más: https://loom.ly/lHRM_VE

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week and it’s important to be prepared and plan ahead. The first step is to determine your r...
05/05/2024

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week and it’s important to be prepared and plan ahead.

The first step is to determine your risk. Will you be ?

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Es la Semana de Preparación para Huracanes. Es importante estar preparado y planificar con anticipación.

El primer paso es determinar su riesgo.

‘There’s a method to the madness’: Dispatcher talks about things you should know before calling 911 in an emergency.'  h...
04/19/2024

‘There’s a method to the madness’: Dispatcher talks about things you should know before calling 911 in an emergency.'

https://loom.ly/mBRw_SM

Downs says just last year these dispatchers talked 104 people through CPR and helped three people deliver babies. But that’s not all.

Today, we take a moment to honor and celebrate the incredible dedication of our line workers. In our coastal community, ...
04/18/2024

Today, we take a moment to honor and celebrate the incredible dedication of our line workers. In our coastal community, where weather can be unpredictable and storms are a frequent challenge, the role of lineworkers is even more crucial. They are the first responders of the energy sector, braving severe weather conditions to restore power and maintain the safety of our grid.

It might only be April but our team has already begun pre-planning for the 2024 Hurricane Season.Do you know the steps t...
04/18/2024

It might only be April but our team has already begun pre-planning for the 2024 Hurricane Season.

Do you know the steps to best prepare for an emergency?
✅Make a plan
✅Build a kit
✅Stay Informed

Visit https://www.nhcgov.com/200/Community to learn more.

*Update 2:12 PM*Suspect in custody. At 1:50 PM today 911-Telecommunicators recieved reports of an active shooter in the ...
04/18/2024

*Update 2:12 PM*

Suspect in custody.

At 1:50 PM today 911-Telecommunicators recieved reports of an active shooter in the vicinity of 3604 Market St in Wilmington near Coastal Suites.

Law Enforcement has established a peremiter in the area citizens are urged to avoid the area at this time.

Our New Hanover County Government, NC 911 Telecommunicators were there for our community 488,566 times during 2023.This ...
04/18/2024

Our New Hanover County Government, NC 911 Telecommunicators were there for our community 488,566 times during 2023.

This week let's be there for them and share our appreciation for the indispensable job they do for the citizens and tourists in our area.

04/17/2024

Our team has been hard at work for the past several weeks, transitioning to a new warehouse space. This move is all abou...
04/15/2024

Our team has been hard at work for the past several weeks, transitioning to a new warehouse space. This move is all about proactive preparation: setting up the latest equipment, tools, and resources to ensure that we can respond effectively and efficiently whenever disaster strikes our community.

🚨🎉 Celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! 🎉🚨We want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate th...
04/14/2024

🚨🎉 Celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! 🎉🚨

We want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing work of our 911 telecommunications staff at NNew Hanover County Government, NC These unsung heroes are the first point of contact for every emergency in New Hanover County, providing vital support and guidance during our most challenging moments.

Our team handles calls for all emergency services across the county and its municipalities (except the University). Their expertise and dedication ensure that every cry for help is heard and addressed promptly, making them a true lifeline for our community.

We are incredibly grateful for the vigilance, professionalism and hard work of these everyday heroes who keep us safe day and night. Join us in thanking them for everything they do!

04/12/2024

Members of our team are spending a few days on the Catawba River for a Swift & Flood Water Boat Operator course.

This event sponsored by North Carolina Emergency Management ensures members of Taskforce 11 are skilled and prepared for future deployments on the water.

North Carolina Task Force 11

🚧 Vehicle Collision 🚧
04/10/2024

🚧 Vehicle Collision 🚧

Update
The accident has been cleared.

🚧 Vehicle Collision 🚧

A motor vehicle crash was reported on Gordon Rd in Ogden this evening at 5:45 PM.

Multiple first responder crews are on the scene.

We urge drivers to avoid the area at this time.

04/08/2024

🚧 Heads Up!🚧

North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the westbound lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to continue the preservation project at 7 p.m. on April 8 (tonight). The closure is expected to last till Memorial Day Weekend.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes:
🌉Isabel Holmes Bridge,
🚦Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and College Road, or
🛣Interstate 140

For more information: http://ncdot.gov/CFMBrehab

King tides to impact NC Coast
04/08/2024

King tides to impact NC Coast

The first king tides of 2024 will be occurring soon. Here's what you need to know.

04/07/2024



When’s the last time your family practiced its escape plan?

The plan should be practiced at least twice a year, once during the day and once at night. Be sure to also include an outside meeting place (something permanent, like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) a safe distance in front of the home where our firefighters can easily find you.

NHC EM doesn't just monitor terrestrial weather and incidents; we also keep an eye on solar and space weather. Although ...
04/07/2024

NHC EM doesn't just monitor terrestrial weather and incidents; we also keep an eye on solar and space weather. Although ILM won't see a total solar eclipse on Monday, a partial eclipse will occur.

How will you be viewing?

🚧 Daily Reminder 🚧 The westbound lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be closing at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, as...
04/04/2024

🚧 Daily Reminder 🚧

The westbound lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be closing at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, as NCDOT contractors work on completing the second phase of the bridge preservation project.

Anticipated reopening is before the Memorial Day weekend. Visit ncdot.org/cfmbrehab for more information and detour routes.

Are you Ready, NHC? Responding to emergencies can be stressful, which is why it's so important that you and your familie...
04/04/2024

Are you Ready, NHC?

Responding to emergencies can be stressful, which is why it's so important that you and your families are prepared. Hurricanes aren't the only emergency that our department plans for, but they may be the one you most often associate us with.

With less than two months until the start of the 2024 season, we want to ensure that our community is prepared for emergencies. Follow us here for updates and tips on how to keep your family prepared for emergencies.

Let's stay .

⚠️ North Carolina Department of Transportation has released a press release on updates regarding the Cape Fear Memorial ...
04/03/2024

⚠️ North Carolina Department of Transportation has released a press release on updates regarding the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge⚠️

The westbound lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are scheduled to temporarily close on April 8 starting at 7 pm to complete the preservation project, this process will take several hours to ensure drivers and crews are safe.

Read more from NCDOT here https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2024/2024-04-03-new-hanover-cape-fear-memorial-bridge-westbound.aspx

NCDOT announces traffic changes ahead of North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc.
04/02/2024

NCDOT announces traffic changes ahead of North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc.

WILMINGTON — The Azalea Festival will take place April 3 through 7 at various times and locations across Wilmington. While all lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be open…

Happy EasterWe hope those Easter Baskets were filled with items for hurricane preparedness kits. 😉
03/31/2024

Happy Easter

We hope those Easter Baskets were filled with items for hurricane preparedness kits. 😉

03/29/2024
With rainy weather comes an increase in vehicle incidents in our area. Be sure to allow for extra time, space and grace ...
03/28/2024

With rainy weather comes an increase in vehicle incidents in our area.

Be sure to allow for extra time, space and grace today while you are on the roads.

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230 Government Center Drive, Suite 115
Wilmington, NC
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