Welcome to NHC Emergency Management

New Hanover County Emergency Management works year-round to build a resilient community that is prepared to respond quickly and efficiently to natural and man-made disasters. During emergency events, the department partners with local, state, and federal agencies to keep the county’s residents and visitors safe. The department also facilitates recovery efforts to rebuild our community following disasters.

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New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementMonday, August 8th, 2022 at 8:40pm
This week is our annual hurricane exercise week, or HURREX. We bring together more than 350 team members who are assigned to our Emergency Operations Center throughout the year to focus on familiarity with the EOC, understand how to do resource requests and share information at the local level, and push requests for support to other partners and NC Emergency Management. #ReadyNHC
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementMonday, August 8th, 2022 at 7:11pm
How’s planning for your emergency kit going? Days like today are great for thinking about what your family will do in an emergency, where you are going if you need to evacuate, and how you will get verified and vetted information to use. #ReadyNHC
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New Hanover County Emergency ManagementThursday, July 28th, 2022 at 1:55pm
A positive weather note for today! #ReadyNHC
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New Hanover County Emergency ManagementThursday, July 28th, 2022 at 1:52pm
With the dangerous heat and humidity today that US National Weather Service Wilmington NC is warning about, it's crucial to know the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. In order to avoid these heat illnesses, be sure to limit time outdoors if possible, cool off in the AC often, and drink water frequently, even when you're not thirsty. It's very easy to become dehydrated in these conditions.

Also, your pets can be affected by the heat the same way as you, so be sure to keep them cool and hydrated too! Watch out for the hot pavement as it could burn their paws.
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New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementWednesday, July 27th, 2022 at 5:43pm
Ssshhhhhhh…..the Atlantic Basin is napping. Wondering why? Check out info from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC on the science.
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New Hanover County Emergency ManagementWednesday, July 27th, 2022 at 1:19pm
The Dog Days of Summer don't have anything to do with Fido (or Fluffy) lazing in the cool grass trying to stay out of the sun. Instead, it goes back thousands of years to the days of the Roman Empire referring to the 20 days before and 20 days after the star Sirius rises and falls which is between July 3 and August 11. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Of course, we know it's really because of the tilt of the Earth and how the Northern Hemisphere has its "closest" days leaning toward the Sun as we rotate on our axis. In contrast, it's the depths of winter in Australia where it is currently 46 degrees in Adelaide where they are "furthest" away!

US National Weather Service Wilmington NC advises it'll be dangerously hot for both pets and people for the rest of week with heat indices upwards of 105 degrees today through Friday. Check out tips to keep furry friends cool at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/summer-article-keep-your-pets-cool , and ways to stay cool yourself at https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat . And remember if you prefer the cold...Winter is Coming in just 147 days.
Emergency Management: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 115 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6900 • Fax 910-798-6904
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