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 Gauge Program – Municipalities Gauging Safety

Friday, August 2, 2019

Hundreds of gauges 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 gauges, in similar fashion to the well-known “Adopt-A-Highway program. These gauges, which are operated by N.C. Emergency Management (NCEM), local government agencies, private organizations and the U.S. Geological Survey, all feed information into the Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network (FIMAN). Gauge data is also provided to the National Weather Service to aid in their rain and flood forecasts.

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