Jackson County is subject to many different weather situations. One should learn how to protect themselves and families when coping with severe weather. For more information contact the American Red Cross
Disaster Preparedness Websites
North Carolina Organizations Websites
National Organizations Websites
Centers for Disease Control
For Jackson County Floodplain Information, please contact:
Tony Elders, CFM
Permitting & Code Enforcement Director/Jackson County Floodplain Manager
Jackson County Justice Center
401 Grindstaff Cove Road.,Suite A-145
Sylva, NC 28779
Contact number: 828-631-2284
If the Emergency Operations Center is activated, information will be announced.
When the Jackson County Emergency Operations Center is opened, guidelines from the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) are followed. These guidelines have been adopted by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, and explains who is involved in response to an emergency or disaster, and their responsibilities. The plan may be viewed at http://eplan.jacksonnc.org
. The E-Plan is password protected. Residents of Jackson County may view the plan at any time.
Contact the Jackson County Emergency Management Office at 828-586-7508 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
for the password.
CodeRED is a type of reverse 9-1-1. This system allows County Officials (Emergency Management) the ability to deliver pre-recorded telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas, or the entire County concerning manmade, or natural emergencies.
No one should automatically assume his/her phone number is included. All businesses as well as individuals who have unlisted and listed telephone numbers should register. If changes are made to the telephone number or the physical address of the residence/business, those changes need to be made to CodeRED. Please log-in and make the appropriate changes for the database to keep it current. Businesses have the opportunity to add an additional number if their property is included in an emergency situation. The CodeRED system works for cell phones, but we have to have a physical street address attached with the number.
Required information for CodeRED is first and last name, physical street address (no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary telephone number to be used. Be sure to check the box if you live in a manufactured or mobile home.
SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY
In an emergency situation, thorough preparation is the key to an effective response. Seniors and individuals with special needs should be prepared for any type of emergency.
The State of North Carolina requires the County to create, update and maintain a Special Needs Registry. This form will be used to provide important information to emergency responders in the case of a 9-1-1 call during a disaster (such as flooding, blizzard, power outage, disease outbreak, etc) to insure that individuals’ special needs are met.
All information that is received will be confidential. However, this form does not guarantee immediate or preferential treatment during a disaster. This is a voluntary and confidential program and individuals have the option to accept or deny assistance during an emergency. Individuals should maintain a personal emergency plan.