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Local State of Emergency Declarations – Some FAQs

October 5, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on North Carolina’s coast.  State and local officials are preparing for significant impacts.  The Governor has issued a state of emergency declaration for much of central and eastern North Carolina.  Local officials wonder whether they … Continued

2012 Emergency Management Legislative Wrap-up: Big Changes Ahead

July 17, 2012

During the 2012 Session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted significant legislation that completely reorganized and updated the state’s emergency management statutes, extended the legal length of law enforcement and emergency management vehicles, and created the criminal offense of terrorism.  … Continued

What is Emergency Management?

May 24, 2011

Next Wednesday, June 1st, marks the official kick-off of the Atlantic hurricane season.  Even as we brace for it, we need only look to the April 16th tornados in the piedmont and coastal plain to be reminded that disasters threaten … Continued