Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Assistance from FEMA

North Carolina residents in the following counties may apply for disaster assistance: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne County. Learn more about how residents of these counties may apply for disaster assistance.

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UNC Health Care Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Effort

Our thoughts are with those who have suffered losses related to Hurricane Florence. The severity of this storm and its after effects dictate both an immediate and long-term response. Twenty-four of the thirty-four counties the NC Food Bank serves have been severely impacted by this storm. Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro and UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston are located in this area. Find out more about how you can help those affected by the storm.

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Hurricane Florence plans and preparations

Please see this page for the latest updates on preparedness, closures, parking and more.

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Nutrition and Food Service Schedule for Friday, Sept 14

In preparation of the approaching weather, Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) wants to ensure they are able to support the patient meal program and provide sufficient retail services. To accomplish this, the Overlook Café and ACC Courtyard Café will be closed on Friday, Sept. 14. At this time, it is the intent of NFS is to open the Corner Café, Terrace Café and Starbucks with normal business hours on Sept. 14.

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Invitation to enroll in SmartNotice emergency alert system

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, all UNC Health Care employee received an email invitation to enroll in the SmartNotice emergency alert system if they have not signed up for the program already.

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Emergency Preparedness Drill Sunday, April 8

To test our response to a large number of patients coming to the hospital at the same time, an emergency preparedness drill is planned on Sunday morning, April 8.

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Invitation to enroll in SmartNotice emergency alert system

On Tuesday, July 10, all UNC Health Care employees will receive an email invitation to enroll in the SmartNotice emergency alert system if they have not signed up for the program already. View details at this Intranet link.

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Coming March 30: Invite to enroll in SmartNotice Emergency Alert System

On Friday, March 30, employees at UNC Medical Center and clinical faculty members at the UNC School of Medicine who have not already registered with SmartNotice will receive an email from noreply@onsolve.com inviting them to enroll in the emergency alert system. View details at this Intranet link.

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All Too Real

All Too Real

In August, UNC Hospitals held a mass casualty exercise to evaluate the organization’s preparedness for the unthinkable - an active shooter event on the premises.

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Alert Carolina siren test Tuesday, Feb. 12

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Feb. 12, between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Summer is the peak season for lightning - one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena. In the United States, an average of 54 people are reported killed each year by lightning. To date, there have been four deaths in 2012. Please take a moment this week to review your personal and work emergency preparedness plans.

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 27 - June 2

Next week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Please take a moment to review your emergency preparedness information for yourself, your department, and UNC Health Care.

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Storm Shelter Signs

Over the past several months, Storm Shelter signs have been posted throughout UNC Hospitals' lobbies. These signs are designed to assist patients and visitors during extreme weather conditions, especially in areas where staff are not always present to assist.

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Emergency Response Drills on 9th floor Burnett Womack

On March 26, 27 and 28, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, the University’s Department of Environment, Health and Safety will conduct drills in response to a mock emergency on the ninth floor of Burnett-Womack.

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March 4 - 10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 4-10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina Please use this time to discuss your Emergency Preparedness plan in case of severe weather with your family, colleagues and manager. The annual statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m.

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Alert Carolina Siren Test Feb. 28

The University will conduct a TEST of its emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Feb. 28, between noon - 1 p.m. Our colleagues at Meadowmont and Hedrick should be aware that this will be the first test of a new siren at the Friday Center. No action is needed during the test.

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National Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 9 - 15 is National Fire Prevention Week. Fires, whether caused by people or nature, can have devastating effects. Hundreds of thousands of fires happen in and around American homes every year, killing or injuring thousands of people and causing untold damage to families and communities.

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Code Medic Goes Live Monday, Oct. 3

On Monday, Oct. 3, UNC Hospitals will launch a new medical response team, Code Medic. This team will respond and provide assistance to people requiring non-emergency medical assistance in non-patient care areas.

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‘Code Medic’ drills beginning

UNC Health Care will launch a new medical response team in the coming weeks – “Code Medic.”

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