So far, the Atlantic has had three named hurricanes; Arthur, Bertha and Cristobol. The season is far from over and you and your families can stay prepared by following a few simple steps!
Hurricane season began on June 1 and extends through November 30. As a coastal community, it is particularly important to know about the hazards and risks associated with Hurricane and tropical storm events and the actions that citizens can take to be prepared.
Preparedness is key, and making preparations can save lives and property anywhere - at home, in schools, and in the workplace.
The Office of Emergency Management would like to stress the importance of pre-planning. Be prepared, stay informed, make a plan, and make a kit.
A basic preparedness kit should contain necessary essentials like:
- Water (one gallon, per person, per day)
- Important documents
- A battery-powered/hand-crank radio
- A first aid kit
- A cell phone and necessary accessories,
- Items needed for the care of special needs individuals like infants, the elderly, or the disabled.
Residents may elect to receive updates from the Office of Emergency Management across several media platforms:
- the radio (WNAV)
- Alerts from the CodeRed Notification System.
- Our Mobile App (iPhone & Android platforms)
The CodeRed Notification system is a communication service that allows the Office of Emergency Management to quickly notify citizens about emergency situations through phone, email, or text message alert. All citizens and businesses are encouraged to register
Information relating to CodeRed service can be found on the Office of Emergency Management’s website.