(Originally Posted August 1, 2020 at 6:03 pm)
New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias, with impacts expected to begin Monday evening into Tuesday morning for our area. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and prepare for this storm by following the ReadyNHC steps and considering COVID-19 in preparations:
- Make a Plan: Social distancing and safety measures will reduce the capacity at all storm shelters this year. If you feel unsafe in your home, identify a safe place to go inland, like a hotel or friend or family member’s home safer than your own. Consider ways to safely expand your circle of interaction amid COVID-19, by maintaining social distancing, staying in one space as much as possible and bringing your own amenities like food and bedding.
- Build a Kit: In addition to emergency supplies like food, water, batteries, medications, pet supplies, important documents and other needs, add items like face coverings and hand sanitizer to kits this year. Your emergency kit should include enough supplies for five to seven days.
- Stay Informed: Visit ReadyNHC.com for preparedness information, register for emergency alerts, sign up for New Hanover County emergency news updates and subscribe to National Weather Service updates. Stay tuned to New Hanover County on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor.
The county remains in an active monitoring stage and will have a modified activation of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 3. The community will be kept informed in the coming days on any changes to emergency operations or protective measures.
New Hanover County residents and visitors should complete their hurricane preparedness plans, sign up for emergency news and alerts at EmergencyNHC.com, and stay informed through the county’s trusted social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor.