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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The New Hanover County Public Safety Communications Center is a consolidated 911 emergency communications facility.
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New Hanover County Emergency Management updated their cover photo.Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 8:18am
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New Hanover County Emergency Management shared a post.Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 9:32am
Remember slow your speed and increase your following distances out there today. When you turn on your wipers, turn on your headlights to help others see you! #ReadyNHC
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US National Weather Service Wilmington NC
Showers and t-storms this morning continue along & near the coast. Wet wx is expected to continue today with heavy rain at times. Expect ponding of water on roadways, poor drainage, and low lying areas. Leave extra time for your Saturday travels! #ilmwx #ncwx #scwx
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New Hanover County Emergency ManagementFriday, August 16th, 2019 at 11:23am
Much needed rain expected over the weekend. May be locally heavy in spots, so be sure to keep a weather eye to the sky and #TurnAroundDontDrown. Get your hourly weather updates from US National Weather Service Wilmington NC at www.weather.gov/ilm.
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New Hanover County Emergency Management shared a post.Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 9:40pm
Come by the Government Center on Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. for information on the National Flood Insurance Program and learn ways to prepare your property so it qualifies for flood insurance discounts. Bring your current policy and elevation certificate if you have one. Learn more: http://ow.ly/wi3G50vsgEX #ReadyNHC
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New Hanover County Emergency Management shared a post.Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 12:44pm
The exercise at UNCW is complete! Thank you for your support while everyone worked together to ensure we can support each other in the worst of incidents. #ReadyNHC New Hanover County Government, NC City of Wilmington, NC Government
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New Hanover County Emergency Management shared a post.Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 8:21am
...AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES WILL REACH 100 TO 104 DEGREES...

Widespread mid 90 degree temperatures combined with increasing humidity, will produce Heat Index Values around 100 degrees by midday. Heat Indices will further climb to between 100 and 104 degrees this afternoon, just shy of the 105 degree Heat Advisory threshold.

These hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat related illnesses especially during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Signs of Heat exhaustion and worse yet, heat stroke, will need to be closely monitored, especially with the elderly and children.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
When spending time or working outdoors, make sure you stay well hydrated and wear light weight and light colored clothing. Take occasional to frequent rest breaks in shaded or in an air conditioned environment. Be sure to check on those who are most vulnerable to the heat such as young children and the elderly.

Ensure all outdoor pets and livestock have access to fresh water and a well ventilated and shaded area. And, NEVER, leave children or pets in a closed up vehicle!! Temperatures inside could reach ...120...degrees in a manner of minutes. #LookBeforeYouLock #ReadyNHC
Emergency Management: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 115 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6900 • Fax 910-798-6904