The governor may declare a state of emergency to exist in the state for disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, terrorist acts, life-threatening communicable diseases, or any other event affecting a large area or a large number of people.
The comprehensive Ready North Carolina Campaign website has emergency resource information and links for natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, winter storms, earthquakes, and wildfires, as well as terrorist attacks, radiological disasters, and contagious diseases. Go to http://www.readync.org.
The North Carolina Office of State Human Services has a revised emergency closing policy available at http://www.oshr.nc.gov
with detailed information on closings, pay, and procedures, such as for adverse weather or loss of electricity. Note that emergency closings for state facilities are site-specific.
ReadyNC now has mobile apps and social media sites to alert citizens about potential emergencies via their mobile devices. Go to http://www.oshr.nc.gov
The North Carolina Emergency Alert System (EAS) was established to provide advance warning and critical information during emergencies through local media and other means. The EAS coordinates with the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the National Weather Service regarding activation of the emergency notification system. The system is tested monthly. Go to https://www.ncdps.gov
and click on Emergency Alert System.