Welcome to ReadyROWAN!
Emergency and disaster situations can happen at any moment, day, or week.
Being prepared AHEAD of time is key to ensuring that you and your loved ones, co-workers, home, business, and property is protected to the best level possible.
When disaster strikes, the best protection is knowing what to do.
By selecting the various available resources on this page,
you can obtain vital and important information to help guide you.
We encourage all citizens in Rowan County & in our municipalities to BE READY!
Make a Plan - Build A Kit - Be Involved
Sign Up for Community Emergency Notification Alerts
2015 UPDATE OF HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN NOW UNDERWAY
Public Invited to Participate in Process
Rowan County is required by the State of North Carolina and FEMA
to update it's Hazard Mitigation Plan every 5 years.
The public is encouraged to participate in our process that will help
our county become less vulnerable to natural disasters, by selecting this link
and completing the short on-line questionnaire.
Current Significant Event Information:
*** There are no ongoing events at this time ***
Sign up for significant event email notifications here.
Current weather information is available from the National Weather Service here.
Citizen & Business Preparedness Information:
To receive your own FREE personal copy of our local emergency preparedness guidebook,
that contains much of the information available here, just drop us an email,
or call us at 704-216-8900 and we'll get you a copy!
||Sign Up for Community Emergency
||Citizen/Family Preparedness Information
||Business / Industry Preparedness Information
||Kids / Children help to Prepare
||Citizen Preparedness Training
||Preparedness for Teachers & Students
Local Emergency Shelter Information:
** There are currently NO emergency shelters open in Rowan County **
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Shelter Locations List
Note: Shelters are selected and opened
based on individual event location and hazard
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Emergency shelter question?
Other shelter information available here via email
Power Outage Reporting:
IF YOU LOOSE POWER - DO NOT CALL 9-1-1
Use the below links to report your outage, or call the numbers listed
Other Helpful Preparedness Links / Information:
An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock. Earthquakes are followed by aftershocks, some of which may be as strong as the original quake. Depending on the magnitude of the original quake, aftershocks may continue for hours, days or even weeks. Significant earthquakes do not happen very often in North Carolina, but smaller earthquakes are frequently recorded in the state. The 2011 East Coast earthquake reminded North Carolinians that earthquakes in other states can impact our state. Know what to do if one should happen at your home, the workplace, or while you're driving.
Initially, you would hear a low rumbling noise followed by the shaking. It could start gently and grow more violent, or you could be jarred by a sudden jolt. The most important thing to remember is to stay calm and follow three simple steps. Most injuries result from falling objects and debris.
1. DROP – to the floor when shaking starts before the quake drops you.
2. COVER - Take COVER under a sturdy desk, table or other furniture. If nothing is available, crouch against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Stay away from windows, hanging objects, mirrors or anything that might fall over.
3. HOLD ON – to a desk, table or piece of furniture, and be prepared to move with it during the quake.
Before an Earthquake
The following actions can help protect you, your family and property in an earthquake.
Additional information on preparing for and coping with earthquakes is available via:
Rowan County is a joint partner with the US Department of Homeland Security and the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management to provide this important information to our citizens