Hurricane Season starts on 1 June. The staff of Pine Knoll Shores has compiled a list of useful information to help us all prepare for what we hope is a nice long summer of calm weather. We care about our citizens and want everyone to be prepared.
Below are useful links for storm preparation.
www.nhc.noaa.gov. This is the National Weather Center which has Doppler radar, hurricane tracking, etc. I would encourage you to visit this website and save it under your favorites.
www.ready.gov/natural-disasters. This is a FEMA website with information on how to get prepared for storms. It has information such as evacuation plans, and putting together hurricane preparedness kits. I would encourage you to visit the website and save it to your favorites as well.
www.carteretcountync.gov. This is the county website, on the main page go to Services at the top. This will bring you to a page with different departments, forms, services, etc. offered by the county. In the first column you will see Emergency Services, click on it and it will bring up the emergency services page with a contact heading and an important information heading to your right.
- CodeRED is a telephone communication service that allows the county to quickly notify citizens and visitors about emergency and health situations. All are encouraged to register. There is a link to do so.
- Carteret County operates shelters as a short term location for residents to go to escape the effects of a hurricane. The shelters are not intended to be used for the long term housing of persons and have not been stocked to provide this type of sheltering. Long term shelters; that provide cots and food, for persons displaced from their homes will be established after a storm has passed. Therefore, persons evacuating to one of the pre-hurricane shelters should bring the following supplies with them:
- Baby supplies
- Bedding (cot, lounge chair, blankets, and pillows)
- Beverages (non-alcoholic)
- Changes of clothing
- Cooler with ice
- Entertainment items (board games, deck of cards, and reading materials)
- Evacuees should bring adequate supplies to last two to four days.
- Food (non-cooking, non-refrigerated, and 2 day supply)
- Carteret General Hospital operates a shelter for persons with special medical needs at the Leon Mann Enrichment Center. This facility is located at 3820 Galantis St., Morehead City, NC. Persons wishing to use the special needs shelter must pre-register with Carteret County Emergency Services. You can contact Carteret County Emergency Services at 252-222-5841.
- Persons with small domesticated pets can shelter with their pet at the Newport Middle School. Pets will need to be preregistered by going to the following link: http://www.carteretcountync.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1285
There is also other useful information on the county website and contact information or you can contact Natalie Gibble at Pine Knoll Shores Public Safety, 252-247-2268. Again we want to stress to you the importance of being prepared and not waiting until a threat arises.
If you have not stopped by the Public Safety Building and obtained your re-entry pass, we would encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Do not wait until there is a threat of a storm. You will need to see Natalie Gibble to obtain your pass. Natalie is in the office Monday-Friday 8-4:30 and would be glad to assist you. She is also at cc: Reminder: There is a $25.00 fee for replacing a previously issued pass. If you have any questions regarding any of the information above, contact Natalie at 252-247-2268 ext.10.