Extreme heat is more than an issue of comfort, it can be deadly!
Hazardous materials are chemical substances, which if released or misused can pose a threat to the environment or health of a community. A hazardous materials accident can occur anywhere where chemicals are used in industry, agriculture, medicine, research and consumer goods throughout Pasquotank and Camden Counties. Communities located near chemical manufacturing or storage plants are particularly at risk, however, the greatest risk in our area are from the hazardous materials being transported on our roadways daily.
Assemble your Emergency Supply Kit
Warning Signs of Terrorism
Stay Alert – Report Suspicious Action
Terrorists may observe a chosen target during the planning phase of an operation to determine the strengths, weaknesses and number of emergency personnel that might respond to an incident. Suspicious actions during this phase may include:
Targets could include financial institutions, government or military facilities, shopping malls, or critical infrastructure – power plants, ports, and bridges.
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The winds in a tornado can exceed those measured in the most intense hurricanes. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of 250 mph or more. These violent winds are what make tornadoes so deadly - they can uproot and snap trees, down power lines, move or pick up cars and trucks, and destroy homes. In addition, the wind-thrown debris poses a serious hazard to people in the path of a tornado. The damage path of tornadoes can be very short, or they can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Tornadoes that form over a body of water are called waterspouts.
Each year more and more people are making their homes in woodland settings, and while homeowners enjoy the beauty of this rural environment they may also face the very real danger of wildfire.
It is important to reduce your risk to wildfires as they can spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. Follow the steps listed below to protect your family, home, and property.