Be Prepared

SIGN UP FOR ALERTS AND UPDATES

If you are a resident of Craven County and have not already done so, sign up for Craven County’s CodeRed Emergency Notification System. Also visit ReadyNC.org to download their mobile app and to get more information!

Make a Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. LEARN MORE

Be RED CROSS READY

STAY INFORMED

Maintain access to official announcements to help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Purchase a battery/weather radio in case of a power outage. Designate an out-of-state contact who can relay messages between you and other family members in the disaster area in case local phone lines are jammed.  Text messages are the best way to communicate.

SHELTER IN PLACE

“Sheltering in Place” means staying where you are and waiting for the emergency to pass. You may choose to shelter in place during a storm (if you weren’t ordered to evacuate). Close all doors and windows, find an interior room to stay in, make sure you have enough supplies to last at least seven days, and listen to the radio or TV to find out when it’s safe to exit your building.

Pack your EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS, PETS AND SPECIAL NEEDS

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Elderly people, especially those with medical issues and limited mobility, can be especially vulnerable should a natural or manmade disaster strike. Be sure to check on your neighbors, especially seniors.  LEARN MORE

Information for Seniors - Prepare Now .pdf

Area Agency on Aging

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Pets displaced by a disaster are frequently kept in shelters and by other local organizations.  If you are trying to locate pets lost as a result of a disaster, contact your local or State emergency management agency.  Please keep in mind that it may be difficult, if not impossible, to find shelter for your animals during and after a disaster, so plan ahead. LEARN MORE

Emergency Preparedness Pet Kit

Click HERE to find pet friendly hotels if you have to evacuate

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Your ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow may depend on the planning and preparation you do today.  LEARN MORE

The Special Needs Registry is a database of information about individuals in Craven County with special needs who may require assistance in the event of a disaster.

Special Needs Registry Application  - Craven County DSS

Individuals with Disabilities or Special Needs .pdf