Destructive Weather and Exceptional Family Members

Greetings from your Cherry Point Exceptional Family Member Program office. With all the hurricanes and destructive weather popping up, we want to be sure you and your family are prepared should severe weather strike our area. Would you be able to survive for days without electricity or running water?

Hurricane Satelite ImageTo help you and your family be prepared, we have compiled some helpful links should you choose not to evacuate during severe weather. The first link listed is the Cherry Point Emergency Preparedness Brochure. It gives you all the information you need about storm preparation, emergency contacts, shelters and more. The second link will give you information about what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.

Cherry Point Emergency Preparedness Brochure

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Craven, Carteret and Onslow counties have special needs registries. If you decide to stay/shelter in place, you can register your Exceptional Family Member (EFM) with the county in which you currently reside. The county will take your family to certain shelters that will be able to provide medical services, generators and medical staff. Please contact the county in which you live for additional information using the links below. Families must complete and submit the registration forms prior to destructive weather. You will be notified if you are eligible for the program based on the needs of your family.

Craven County: http://www.cravencountync.gov/departments/dss/documents/2015/Special_Needs_Registry_Form_Template-Sept_2015.pdf

Carteret County:
http://carteretcountync.gov/605/Medically-Fragile

Onslow County:
http://www.onslowcountync.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1146
Should you have questions, need assistance or additional information regarding destructive weather in our area, please call or stop by our office. We can be reached at 252-466-7533 and we are located in Building 232, the Marine and Family Programs Building, on the corner of 4th and E Streets.

Hurricane Season brings a humbling reminder that despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable – Diane Ackerman