Press Releases

Shake out, don’t freak out!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

At 10:17 a.m. tomorrow more than 2.1 million people (including more than 347,000 school children in K-12th grade) have pledged to participate in the Great Southeast Shakeout, the world’s largest earthquake drill.  Any individual, family, organization, school, agency or businesses can register for the event. However, if you or your group haven’t registered you can still practice the ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ drill, the recommended action for people to take during an earthquake.

Damage assessments to begin in coastal counties this week

Monday, September 9, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper will visit affected coastal areas again today and has directed North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) to continue efforts with state and local partners, including non-profits, to deliver recovery aid to North Carolinians in need. 

Disaster Recovery Information Sessions Postponed Due to Hurricane Dorian

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Four disaster recovery information sessions scheduled for eastern North Carolina this week are postponed until further notice due to Hurricane Dorian. The information sessions were planned by a partnership of state agencies that includes the Governor’s Office of Engagement, N.C.

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