NCASA Offers Tips, Resources for Hurricane Preparations
As communities prepare for the swift arrival of Hurricane Florence, schools remain focused on student and staff safety. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has officially declared North Carolina to be in a state of emergency, and is urging communities to take all necessary safety precautions. The North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) is also focused on safety, and we want to share various resources for hurricane preparation and readiness. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any assistance we can provide in the wake of this historic storm.
ReadyNC is a program managed by the NC Department of Public Safety. Its website provides real-time information on everything from traffic and weather conditions, to evacuations and power outages. It is also available as a mobile app!
The American Red Cross provides in-depth information on best practices before, during, and after a hurricane. The organization also provides access to information on local storm shelters and disaster relief. To download a copy of its Hurricane Safety Checklist, please click here.
The National Weather Service, an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce, provides access to the latest, most accurate information on weather conditions in your area and throughout the nation. It will also be providing real-time updates on Hurricane Florence through its official Twitter @NWS.