Disaster Preparation: Know Who to Contact

Disaster Preparation: Know Who to Contact

NC Emergency Management:

The local emergency manager has the responsibility for coordinating emergency management programs and activities, including managing resources before, during, and after a major emergency or disaster. They can assist with transportation if a person needs transportation to a shelter or let them know where the local shelter is for that area.  If the area is instructed to “shelter in place” people can call them if they need resources, food, supplies.

County Emergency Management Agencies

Local Emergency Manager Contact List

Portlight Strategies:

Port Light Strategies Hotline for people with disabilities and people with functional and access needs


Contact your local emergency management first to find out about emergency transportation during evacuation.

Report Disaster Related Scams/Price Gouging/:

NC DOJ – Consumer Safety

Other Community Resources

North Carolina Emergency Management (updates and maps)

Ready NC (where to find information on shelters)

American Red Cross

Hurricane Updates with Ready.Gov

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)


Legal Aid of North Carolina

National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center

NC Centers For Independent Living

North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (promoting independence for people with disabilities through access to technology)

ReBuild NC

Rx Open – Rx Open helps patients find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disaster. Combining multiple data feeds from the pharmaceutical industry, Rx Open displays the precise location on Google Maps of open pharmacies, closed pharmacies, and those whose status is unknown. This critical information assists government officials in assessing an emergency’s impact on public health in a disaster area.

United Way 211 (resources)


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