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Hurricane season is upon us.  Make sure that you are prepared.

Weather Safety Hurricanes

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is upon us.  Make sure that you are prepared.

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Ready NC

Ready NC is the North Carolina Emergency Management's website to help you prevent, prepare, respond and recover from disasters.  

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Guide to Preparing
for Emergencies

This PDF file is a complete handbook to help prepare for an Emergency. This handbook organizes many of the factsheets found on this website in a handbook for easy use.

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The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines, enabling them to use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters.

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Summer 2015 EDEN Newsletter

In This Issue From the Chair HPAI Update Webinars and Events Featured Resources From the Chair As we reach the mid-point of summer, it is time to register for the 2015 EDEN Annual …

– from the   EDENotes blog

Derecho — Weather Wednesday

Early this week, on July 13, a possible derecho, or at least what the National Weather Service is currently calling “a Derecho-like event,” raced across the middle of the country. It began in …

– from the   EDENotes blog

Weather Wednesday – Killer Heat

The July issue of Chicago Magazine serves as the inspiration for today’s post on killer heat. It features a recap, told in the words of residents, first responders, morgue workers and politicians of …

– from the   EDENotes blog

Washington Wildfires Wreaking Woe

The Sleepy Hollow fire near the north-central Washington State city of Wenatchee started in the afternoon of June 28, 2015. The cause is unknown but natural causes have been ruled out, leaving intentional …

– from the   EDENotes blog
Statewide Tornado Drill March 4, 2015 9:30 am

Statewide Tornado Drill

North Carolina’s annual statewide tornado drill for 2015 will take place today, Wednesday, March 4, at 9:30 AM.  Every school, business, work place, and family across the state is strongly encouraged to participate MORE »

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What’s the difference: Watches vs. Warnings

Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?  The National Weather Service (NWS) issues watches and warnings when severe weather threatens. These alerts allow people to prepare and take the MORE »

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Spring is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about how to stay safe during severe weather. March 1-7 is designated as North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week and MORE »

Southeast ShakeOut – October 16, 2014

While large earthquakes in North Carolina are rare, it is still important for you to know how to react in the event of an earthquake.  You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes.  MORE »

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

September has been National Preparedness Month, but just because September is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that you are off the hook.  Preparedness should be a year round priority at home, work, MORE »

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Stay Safe in the Wake of Arthur

As hurricane Arthur is making its way out of North Carolina, make sure that you and your family stays safe in the wake of the storm.  Avoid flooded areas until the waters recede.  MORE »

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