Community Resource Guide
Residents affected by Hurricane Matthew may download the Community Resource Guide
for information about disaster assistance, donations, and volunteering.
For more information on how to ensure your family is disaster ready, go to ReadyNC.org or download the free ReadyNC app. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices and features real time weather, traffic and shelter information.
Download the free FEMA app and receive alerts from the National Weather Service: Receive severe weather alerts for up to five locations across the U.S. and see information about how to stay safe.
Cumberland County residents can also sign up for CodeRED, a free emergency notification service that can send severe weather warnings or other emergency alerts to county residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message or email. Click the CodeRED link to register online. You can also call 910-678-7641 or 910-321-6676.
Safety tips before, during and after a hurricane include:
- Fill your vehicle’s fuel tank.
- Secure personal property. Tie down outdoor furniture or other items that could carried by wind.
- Obey instructions from authorities, including orders to evacuate.
- Go to a shelter or hotel until storm has passed if you are unsure about the stability of your home.
- Do not drive in hurricane-force winds
- Do not drive on flooded highways – "turn around, don’t drown."
- Obey all road detours and never drive around barricaded roads.
Emergency Kit Suggested Items
- Water - 1 gallon per person, per day for three to seven days
- Food - non-perishable and canned food supply for three to seven days
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio with extra batteries
- Cell phone with charger
- First-aid kit and first-aid book
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Manual can opener for food
- Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
- Wrench or pliers to turn off water
- Blanket or sleeping bag - one per person
- Prescription medications, glasses and hearing aids
- Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, feminine supplies
- Extra house and car keys
- Important documents - insurance policies, copy of driver’s license, Social Security card, bank account records
- Fire extinguisher
- Cash and change in case power outage hinders use of financial ATMs.
- Books, games or cards