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 ManagementTuesday, September 21st, 2021 at 1:42pm
On September 20, 2021, the 42nd WMD conducted a Collective Lane Training (CLT) Exercise. Prior to the execution 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.
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementWednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 8:31pm
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.
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementTuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 7:20pm
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
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementTuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 6:46pm
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
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementSaturday, September 4th, 2021 at 5:09pm
Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid: www.ready.gov/plan #ReadyNHC
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementSaturday, September 4th, 2021 at 4:19pm
Si vive en una casa móvil, establezca un plan de emergencia que incluya ubicaciones alternas de albergues y practique cómo llegar ahí. #ReadyNHC
Emergency Management: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 115 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6900 • Fax 910-798-6904
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