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The Cumerland County Sheriff is searching for Larry Tyrone Liles
March 3, 2015 10:46 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Larry Tyrone Liles.

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The Brunswick County Sheriff Office is searching for Hallana Nagritamone Hankins
February 27, 2015 3:01 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Hallana Nagritamone Hankins.

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The Shelby PD is searching for Mary Frances Mckinnon
February 21, 2015 9:46 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Mary Frances Mckinnon.

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The Chapel Hill PD is searching for Scott Montgomery Gibson
February 21, 2015 12:58 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Scott Montgomery Gibson.

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The Hoke County Sheriff Office is searching for Donald Martin Calloway
February 19, 2015 2:04 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Donald Martin Calloway.

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The on behalf of Horry County Police Department SC is searching for Danny Atkin
January 29, 2015 3:35 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Danny Atkin.

Emergency Management         

Michael Sprayberry
EM Director

Get Ready for Winter

Fortunately, following three simple steps will ensure your family is ready for any hazard: plan, prepare, and stay informed.

  1. Discuss your emergency communications plan with your family. Know how to contact each other and where to meet in emergencies.
  2. Assemble or update an emergency supplies kit for your home and car.
  3. And stay informed of changing weather conditions. Listen to local radio and television stations or tune into a National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio.

Other winter safety tips include:

  • Keep alternative heating sources prepared. If you have a fireplace, store dry, seasoned wood. Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure your family knows how to use them.
  • Properly vent kerosene heaters and keep any electric generators OUTSIDE and away from any open windows or doors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. NEVER burn charcoal INDOORS.
  • Stock extra batteries for flashlights and weather radios.
  • Keep at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food in your home.
  • Wear multiple layers of thin clothing instead of a single layer of thick clothing to stay warm.
  • If you must travel during a winter storm, store an emergency kit in your vehicle that includes: blankets, a battery-powered radio with extra batteries, a first aid kit, a flashlight with extra batteries, battery booster cables and flares, a tire repair kit and pump, a road map, a sack of cat litter (for tire traction), a tow rope, bottled water and non-perishable high-energy foods such as granola bars, extra clothing to keep dry, and a windshield scraper and brush.
  • If driving on snow- or ice-covered roadways, reduce your speed. Driving at the regular speed limit will reduce your ability to control the car if you begin to slide. Leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles. If conditions worsen and you can no longer drive safely, pull off the highway. Stay calm and remain in your vehicle. Do not set out on foot unless you can see a building close by where you know you can take shelter.

Winter storms are known as “deceptive killers” as most deaths result from indirect dangers such as traffic accidents, falling trees, downed power lines, house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning from improper heating. The colorless, odorless carbon monoxide gas is produced from fuel-burning appliances, generators and heaters and can be deadly.

Stay safe this winter. Plan. Prepare. And stay informed. 

 

Mike Sprayberry
Director

 

All Hazard Incident Management Teams

Experienced and qualified emergency management teams (referred to as AHIMTs) can be deployed to respond to any type of emergency or hazard in various communities across the state. Team members pre-qualify for positions based on demonstrated experience and an approved set of standards. To participate in an AHIMT, complete and submit the application below.

AHIMT Qualification Guide - May 2013 (pdf)
AHIMT Credentialing Application
AHIMT FAQs

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