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Hurricane Dorian Live Update – 9/06/19
Pender County and Pender County Emergency Management will issue important information and announcements on this home page during Hurricane Dorian, a major weather event.
The top five posts from Pender County Emergency Management’s Facebook page are displayed below for your convenience. For real time updates, be sure to follow the Pender County Emergency Management Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/penderem/
This webpage will be updated as new information is made available.
Content last modified: Sep 29, 2020 @ 2:41 pm
Before the Storm
Know the supplies you need for a hurricane by reviewing the information below to create your own hurricane checklist scratch or use this document.
- Water. One gallon per person, per day — prepare for a minimum of three days.
- Battery-operated television or radio.
- Extra batteries
- Manual can opener
- Local maps
- Flashlights and waterproof matches
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
- Toilet paper
- Baby supplies
- Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
- Rain gear/hat
- Bleach or water-purification tablets
- Soap and detergent
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Charcoal/lighter fluid or portable camping stove
- Disposable plates, glasses and utensils
- Ice chest and ice
- Valuable papers — insurance information, passports, Social Security cards, bank account and credit card numbers, wills, deeds, etc. — or copies, in a waterproof bag
- Prescription and other necessary medicines
- Blankets, tarp and masking tape
- Dust mask to filter contaminated air, plastic sheeting and duct tape.
- Three day’s worth of clothing, sleeping bags
- First-aid kit: aspirin or pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication scissors, tweezers, bug spray
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
- Fire extinguisher — ABC type
- Extra pair of eyeglasses
- Extra house, car keys
- Tools: Shut-off wrench, pliers
- Needles, thread
- Signal flare
- Games, books for entertainment
- Pet care: leashes, pet carriers, food
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Baby food, baby formula, powdered milk
- Canned meats (Spam, chicken, ham)
- Canned fish (tuna, sardines)
- Canned meals: spaghetti, soup, stew, chili
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Cereal, crackers and cookies
- Instant coffee, tea bags, sodas, juice
- Granola bars, nuts, trail mix
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Sugar, salt, pepper
- Listen for weather updates
- Check gas, oil in vehicle
- Check your emergency evacuation supplies
- Board up or put storm shutters on windows
- Clear your yard of loose objects, bicycles, lawn furniture, trash cans, etc.
- Leave swimming pools filled. Super chlorinate the water, cover pump, filtration systems and intakes.
- Make sure you know your evacuation routes and shelters.
- Obtain, mark clean containers for storing water.
- Obtain a week’s supply of nonperishable foods. Check your disaster supplies kit.
- Write down emergency phone numbers and keep them near every phone.
- Be a good friend. Offer your home as shelter to friends/relatives who live in vulnerable areas.
- Stay inside away from windows.
- Wait for official word that the danger is over. Don’t be fooled by the storm’s calm eye.
- Pack what you will need, including emergency supplies kit.
- Turn off water and electricity at the main valve, breakers or fuses.
- Turn off propane gas tanks that serve individual appliances like a stove or grill. Do not turn off natural gas unless local officials advise to do so. While you may turn water and electricity back on, only a professional should turn gas back on, to avoid the possibility of a leak leading to explosion. Since it can take weeks for a professional to respond, do not turn off the gas unless you are told to do so, or you suspect a leak.
- Listen for and follow local evacuation instructions.
What To Know When Sheltering
Being prepared to stay in a shelter will help reduce stress and make the stay less uncomfortable. All Pender County shelters are housed inside school buildings.
“We are working with Pender County Emergency crews, Pender County Health Department, and the American Red Cross to open four shelters during Hurricane Florence,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager.
- A limited supply of military style cots will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
- You should bring personal items to help make your stay more comfortable. (see checklist)
- The shelters will provide 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Snacks and coffee are not always available.
- You will be asked to register when you arrive at the shelter. You can come and go as you please but we ask that you let shelter staff know if you are leaving so that they can keep track of how many people they have staying with them.
- Please bring blankets, sheets or sleeping bags for bedding and warmth.
- Please remember you will be sharing tight quarters with a lot of people. Be courteous and kind. Minimize loud noise after 8 p.m. Bring earplugs if you wish to listen to a radio or computer.
- Clothing for 3-7 days
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Food and medication for service animal
- Daily toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap, washcloth, feminine hygiene products)
- Special dietary foods, infant formula
- Identification for each family member
- 7-day supply of medicine in the original bottles if possible
- Cell phone with charger
- Books, games and cards
- Family/friend/caretaker’s emergency contact information
- Written list of all medications with doctors’ names and phone numbers
- Glasses, dentures, hearing aids
- Medical equipment used on a daily basis (wheelchair, walker, cane, oxygen, catheters, etc.)
- Extra batteries needed for any medical equipment
- Adult diapers or children’s diapers and wipes.
All Hurricane Dorian shelters are closed.
Pender County CodeRed
Pender County is pleased to announce our new Emergency Notification System, CodeRed.
CodeRed enables the Pender County Office of Emergency Management to alert the citizens, of Pender County, of any impending emergency situations in their area.
Please use the button below to Opt-In (register) for this service. In addition, you may also logon to your account if you have already registered.
Who to call?
|Telephone: (910) 259-1210|
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Pender County Emergency Management Facebook Updates
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BURGAW – Pender County Utilities has rescinded the Sept. 6, conservation advisory issued to its water customers in the Hampstead and Scotts Hill areas. “The water main break in the western part of Pender County has been repaired, which has returned water supplied to their normal availability,” said Kenny Keel, Pender County Utilities director. Also, […]
No longer necessary to boil water BURGAW – Pender County Utilities rescinded the Sept. 6, system pressure advisory issued to its water customers. It is no longer necessary to boil water. “Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected after completion of the water system repair show no coliform bacteria present,” said Kenny Keel, Pender […]