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What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management assists with planning and coordination between:

  • Emergency communications
  • Local, state, and federal emergency response agencies
  • Municipal and private sector agencies

Working together, these groups provide a framework that encompasses all hazards and all levels of government. Agencies work together for all types of emergencies, whether it is a swift water rescue, a wildfire, or a hurricane.

During large emergencies such as hurricanes, the Emergency Management Department operates the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

There are four phases of Emergency Management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.


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Emergency Management News

Tree removal to temporarily close US Hwy 17 lane

Work will begin Sunday morning HAMPSTEAD – The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close a lane of a Pender County highway to safely remove a tree. A lane of U.S. 17 North between Dan Owen Drive and Factory Road is scheduled to close at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. NCDOT expects the removal process will take […]

North Carolina updates StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit

Sixty percent of North Carolinians over 18 have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. shared updated public health guidance for K-12 schools to follow in the upcoming school year. “The most important work […]

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