Press Releases

Governor Cooper Comments on Federal Register Publication

Friday, August 23, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper shared the following comment after the federal register was published for $168 million in hurricane recovery mitigation funds for North Carolina. Congress passed the mitigation funding on February 9, 2018 to help communities affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 become stronge

Tactical Communication School Challenges Students

Monday, August 5, 2019

NC Emergency Management joined forces last week with the Charlotte Fire Department and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency for the 4th annual Disaster Communications School.

The Adopt a Gage Program – Municipalities Gauging Safety

Friday, August 2, 2019

Hundreds of gages are situated near streams and rivers across North Carolina to provide real-time data on stream elevation, rainfall and weather parameters – and now municipalities can “adopt” these gages, in similar fashion to the well-known “Adopt-A-Highway program.

Water rescue teams receive new equipment

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Thanks to more than $2 million in search and rescue funding that was included in the Governor’s budget last year, and appropriated by the legislature, many swift water rescue teams across the state received new equipment this week to enhance response capacity or replace old, aging equipment.

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