Emergency Management

Planning & Coordination

The Emergency Management Office offers comprehensive emergency planning and coordination between:
  • Emergency communications
  • Local, state and federal emergency response agencies
  • Municipal and private sector agencies
Working together these groups provide an inclusive framework that encompasses all hazards and all levels of government.

Disaster and Emergency Planning

Onslow County manages multiple disasters and emergency plans. These plans are designed to provide a multi-discipline, all-hazards framework for the management of significant incidents or events impacting Onslow County.

Emergency Operations Plan

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Visit the Hazard Mitigation page for more information and the full mitigation plan and jurisdictional annexes. The 2021 Southeastern North Carolina Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is available. FEMA approvals have been received.


The Emergency Management program includes four phases:
  • Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Recovery
  • Response
In times of emergency, the Emergency Management Office establishes and operates the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 


Onslow County Emergency Management works to help citizens prepare both through planning tools and outreach opportunities. 

Visit our Prepare for an Emergency page to find useful tools to help you, your family, and your friends get prepared for an emergency or disaster. Find additional links for sheltering and evacuating, pets, and information for seniors and citizens with functional or medical needs assistance. 


Emergency Management also works with local business, industry, and citizen groups to provide outreach programs such as:

  • Emergency protective actions
  • Family preparedness
  • Safety during severe weather emergencies

To schedule a preparedness or disaster presentation contact our office at 910-347-4270. Hours of operations are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.