Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 each year, but August and September mark the peak of hurricane season in North Carolina. Refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready.gov/hurricanes for comprehensive information on hurricane preparedness at home and in your community.
The following links provide key information distributed by the Federal government regarding what to do during and after a natural disaster such as fire, flood, or hurricane.
Ready.gov | This website includes detailed information on how to prepare for many different natural and manmade disasters.
FEMA.gov | The Federal Emergency Management Administration is the government agency dedicated to responding to natural disasters. The FEMA website includes detailed information on how to prepare for many different natural and manmade disasters.
FEMA Region IV | This webpage contains information on FEAM Region 4's mission, background, leadership and contact information for the states of AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN.
DisasterAssistance.gov | This website includes information on how the Federal government can help you recover if you have been affected by a natural disaster.
USA.gov | This website provides information on all government services and programs and makes it easy for you to find out how the Federal government can assist you after a disaster.
September is National Preparedness Month
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.