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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season

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.

New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter

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

Emergency Alert System test goes off with a hitch

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

Emergency Management keeping an eye on Irene

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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