New Hanover County Emergency Management
Disaster preparedness fair educates public
Submitted by Helen Holt on Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:04pm.

video In honor of national disaster preparedness month, The Cape Fear Volunteer Center hosted a fair at the Independence Mall on Saturday. They were joined with the Wilmington Fire Department, Emergency Management, The National Weather Service, and Disaster One all which were giving out information to the public to prepared them for any disaster that could happen.

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Storm clean up continues in New Hanover County
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 6:06pm.

As we enjoyed gorgeous weather Friday, it is hard to believe we were battling ice just a couple of days ago. But thousands of people are still off the grid for the third day.

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Emergency management employees honor life of dispatcher
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:31pm.

video Employees with New Hanover County Emergency Management remembered the life of one of their own during a candlelight vigil Thursday night. Jeff Davis, 58, was a telecommunicator for the department for nearly two years. He died Tuesday from what is believed to be a heart attack.

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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:33pm.

video Hurricane season is just one month away. Emergency officials are getting a head start on possible storms by putting their training to use in a simulation drill in Wilmington. In the simulation, the fictional Hurricane André is bearing down on New Hanover County. The Category 3 hurricane is eerily similar to Hurricane Fran, but following the same track as Hurricane Hazel.

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New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 9:09am.

Parents worried about their child's safety at school can now get school lockdown alerts via Twitter or text message.

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Emergency Alert System test goes off with a hitch
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 5:19pm.

The first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System went across the air with a major hitch Wednesday.

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Emergency Management keeping an eye on Irene
Submitted by Jesse Jones on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 4:38pm.

New Hanover County officials have been monitoring the hurricane, trying to get plans in place. It is still too early to tell who may have to be evacuated if anyone. Timing the arrival and studying the track will be key in the upcoming days.

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