The Department of Emergency Services was created to enhance emergency response to, planning for and recovery from major emergencies that may occur in Onslow County.
Consolidated under one department is the E-911 Communications Center, Emergency Management Office, Emergency Medical Services, and the Fire Rescue Services. The Emergency Services Department coordinates with 7 volunteer rescue squads, 20 volunteer fire departments, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and provides Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.
These agencies work together to provide the citizens of Onslow County with complete and unified emergency service during a major incident, weather emergency or other unforeseen threat to life and property.
North Carolina summers are filled with fresh local produce, popsicles on porches, and water fun at pools and beaches. June kicks off the fun summer season, but it also marks the beginning of hurricane season.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, but most hurricanes strike the East and Gulf Coasts between mid-August and mid-October. Now is the best time to prepare for whatever tropical weather may come our way. Onslow County Emergency Management is urging residents to use Hurricane Preparedness Week May 24-30 to update their emergency plans and kits before storms strike.
Tropical storms and hurricanes bring damaging winds, heavy rains, flooding and even tornadoes. In coastal areas, hurricanes can cause rip currents and storm surge.In the foothills and mountains, these tropical storms can spur dangerous landslides and mudslides. Since hurricanes have impacted every part of North Carolina, it’s important for everyone to have a plan in place before a storm threatens Onslow County.
Onslow County Emergency Management urges residents to make a plan and put together an emergency supplies kit to provide the tools needed to survive the storm and recover from it.
Families should have their emergency kit ready to go at all times with enough non-perishable food and bottled water (1 gallon per person per day) to last three to seven days. Kits also should include:
Copies of insurance papers and identification sealed in a watertight plastic bag
Weather radio and batteries
Supply of prescription medicines
Changes of clothes
Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and deodorant
Cash or checkbook
Pet supplies including food, water, leashes, bedding, muzzle and vaccination records
Stay informed during severe weather using a battery-powered radio for weather and evacuation information. Know evacuation routes in your community; heed the warnings of state and local officials and evacuate quickly when told to do so.
Be sure to review and update your homeowners' or renters’ insurance policies to make sure they include coverage for accidental damage, natural disasters and,if necessary, flood insurance.
More information on hurricanes and overall emergency preparedness can be found at www.Ready.govor www.ReadyNC.org. Onslow County emergency officials also urge residents to get the free ReadyNC mobile app, which provides real-time weather and traffic conditions for all parts of North Carolina.
Click here to learn more about Onslow County's Emergency Preparedness Summer Camp.
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Phone: (910) 347-4270Fax: (910) 455-6767Address:1180 Commons Drive NorthJacksonville, NC 28546View on Map