Ready NHC: Learn about Local Hazards

New Hanover County residents should be prepared for potentially damaging weather and other emergencies that could impact our community. Hurricanes, floods, snow storms, and other emergencies have caused power outages, property damage, and interruptions in food and water supplies in our area. Depending on the type of emergency, you may be asked to evacuate or shelter in place (stay put).

In addition to preparing an emergency plan and supply kit before disaster strikes, it is important to be informed and ready to respond to specific emergencies or hazardous situations. Click the buttons below to learn more:

Chemical Emergencies - Photo: People in hazmat suits. Click to learn more about Chemical Emergencies.   Earthquakes - Photo: Damaged building with pile of debris in front. Click to learn more about earthquakes.   Flooding - Photo: Aerial view of road washed out by flood waters. Click to learn more about flooding.

Hurricanes - Photo: Satellite image of a hurricane. Click to learn more about hurricanes.   Nuclear Events - Photo: Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Click to learn more about nuclear events.   Thunderstorms - Photo: Dark clouds and lightning over a field at night. Click to learn more about thunderstorms.

Tornadoes - Photo: Tornado touching down in an open field. Click to learn more about tornadoes.   Tsunamis - Photo: Close up of wave crashing. Click to learn more about tsunamis.   Winter Storms - Photo: Park bench and tree in a snow-covered park. Click to learn more about winter storms.

Select photos courtesy of FEMA and NOAA
Emergency Management & 911: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 115 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6900 • Fax 910-798-6904