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

The New Hanover County Public Safety Communications Center is a consolidated 911 emergency communications facility.
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementMonday, September 9th, 2019 at 5:42pm
Our Health and Human Services team has some tips and tools for #Dorian cleanup, including free well test kits and larvacide tablets. Visit http://ow.ly/fuGU50w3rkE
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementMonday, September 9th, 2019 at 12:57pm
Don't forget you need a permit to burn hurricane debris in the unincorporated areas of the county. Visit NCForestService.gov and click Burning Permits to get a free permit to burn. Practice safety when burning. For tips visit http://ow.ly/Bqxs50w33Jo
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementMonday, September 9th, 2019 at 10:38am
Due to the small amount of debris as a result of Hurricane Dorian, county-wide debris collection will not take place. Residents can bring debris to the landfill as they typically do with regular yard and home maintenance. There is no burn ban in place, so residents in the unincorporated area can also safely burn debris if needed. Need help cleaning up? Visit http://ow.ly/6ymE50w2MSQ
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementSaturday, September 7th, 2019 at 3:19am
The New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center, Joint Information Center, and Emergency Public Information Center, will be de-activated as of 7 am September 7th.

EmergencyNHC.com will remain updated to provide residents with ongoing recovery efforts.

For questions, the public can call the county’s Hurricane Recovery Coordinator at 910-798-7007. Callers are asked to leave a message and their call will be returned. For emergencies, call 911.
For more information, visit: https://emergency.nhcgov.com
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementFriday, September 6th, 2019 at 9:25pm
Openings beginning Saturday, September 7th:
• Airlie Gardens-will open at 9am (normal scheduled opening time)
• Arrowhead Park
• Echo Farms Park
• Hugh MacRae Park (Splashpad scheduled to open Tuesday, 9am)
• Kings Grant Park
• Monterey Heights
• Northern Regional Park
• Ogden Park (Skatepark closed)
• Parkwood Park
• River Road Park
• Smith Creek Park
• Trails End Park
• Veterans Park


The following parks and facilities remain *closed*:
• Athletic fields are closed due to wet conditions
• Arboretum
• Hoggard tennis courts and baseball fields
• Riverside Park Beach closed
• Ogden Skatepark
• Northern Regional Park disc golf course closed
• Pages Creek Preserve
• Blue Clay Bike Park
• Hugh MacRae Park Nature Trail
• Summer Rest Trail
• Cape Fear Optimist fields
• Snows Cut Park closed-anticipating park to be closed for one week
New Hanover County Emergency Management
New Hanover County Emergency ManagementFriday, September 6th, 2019 at 6:50pm
The view from the Emergency Operations Center is a lot different than this time yesterday! Happy to have weathered #Dorian together with our awesome community! #NHCstrong
New Hanover County Emergency Management
Emergency Management: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 115 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6900 • Fax 910-798-6904