Hurricane Preparedness:

The official hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. This year is expected to produce a number of named tropical storms and several hurricanes. According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane hazards come in many forms and therefore it is important to have a plan to address the high winds, flooding, and power outages that can accompany severe weather events.

This webpage list a number of things to consider when preparing your household for hurricanes and also includes helpful links to a variety of other reliable sources of information.

Emergency Response and Community Damage Assessment:

In the event of an emergency, please call 911 and not the Navassa Police Department. The Brunswick County Emergency 911 Center has trained 911 operators on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in an emergency and this is the fastest way to obtain assistance from emergency response professionals.

If the Town of Navassa incurs storm damage after a weather event the town will have personnel out performing damage assessment surveys of the town once the storm has passed. To assist in this process, please call the Town Hall at 371-2432 to report fallen trees across roadways, flooding, or other pertinent storm damage. Please leave a detailed message with your name, contact information, and a description of the problem. Please do not make numerous calls regarding the same problem, because the town will respond to the issue as soon as possible.

To report a power outage please do not call the town, but call Progress Energy at 1-800-419-6356 to report the loss of power.

Household Hurricane Preparation:

  • Establish and Discuss a Family Plan
  • Create a Disaster Supply Kit:
  • water, non-perishable food, blankets, clothing, first aid kits, prescription drugs, special items for elderly or infants, hygiene items, flashlights, batteries, weather radio, cell phones, cash, pet care items, keys, tools, important documents and identification, etc.
  • Identify a Place to Go
  • Secure Your Home
  • Have a Pet Plan
  • Click this link to find out more information on your preparations