During the Storm

While the storm is impacting our area, it is important to:

  • Stay indoors, away from windows and exterior doors.
  • Monitor local news media to stay informed of the storm's path and intensity.
  • Place towels along window sills and exterior doors, to keep out driving rain.
  • Elevate valuables to table tops if flooding occurs.
  • Do NOT go outside as the calm eye of the hurricane passes over. The worst damage can happen once the eye of the storm passes and the winds blow from the opposite direction.
  • Be aware that tornadoes can occur at any time during a hurricane.
  • Use flashlights or battery powered lights. Do NOT use candles or any other open flame.
  • Use the telephone for emergencies only.
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Open as little as possible to conserve cold air as the power will go out.

County of Carteret Emergency Operations Center

The Carteret County Emergency Operations Center is located on the second floor of the Carteret County Communications Center, located at 300 N. 12th Street, Morehead City. The EOC serves as a central coordinating point for countywide emergency operations. The EOC will enable County staff and service providers to manage any disaster occurring in the County from a central location utilizing common management practices and resources. The EOC is designed to house County staff and service providers before, during and after disaster events for an extended duration if necessary. The Center provides a permanent, secure and sustainable facility from which to manage the continuity of the County's operations in the event of a disaster occurring in the County.